Seven well-known international architect companies agreed to compete for the designing and constructing of the New National Gallery. This could mean that by 2015, Budapest might have a museum building created by Nouvel or Chipperfield, says valasz.hu.
The plan regarding the creation of a new museum district in Budapest have caused quarrels in professional circles, and the realisation plan tender for the building complex-shared by the National Gallery and Ludwig Museum-has not reached to a successful compromise. The importance of the tender’s success is very important, as the quality of the new museum buildings is the cornerstone of the reception of the government’s Liget Project.
The first, open competition had been invalidated, and the second one is now reserved to invited contestants. There are seven international, acclaimed designing offices that accepted the invitation, like Jean Nouvel (creator of the Musée du quai Branly in Paris), David Chipperfield (the reconstructor of Berlin’s Neues Museum) and Renzo Piano (the creaive mind behind the visuals of Centre Pompidou in Paris).
Of course, a well-known name does not necessarily mean that the new museum will be of great artistic value and instantly gets a place among the landmarks of Budapest, adds valasz.hu. Although, a modern, spectacular museum complex would definitely attract more tourists and thereby shake up the circulation of the city, by giving Budapest a new, characteristic sight.
translated by Laura Kocsis
based on article of András Zsuppán, on valasz.hu