It took less than two years for the Transport Museum team to get the building permit. The task is more complicated than many would think. After all, it is easier to build something out of nothing than in the present situation where a former railway hall that still stands must be saved.
The new Transport Museum has received a building permit
The team of the Transport Museum consists of the architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro and its Hungarian partners.
The team has reached an important milestone as they have received building permits.
The task is complex as construction does not have to start from zero. The aim is to save and modernize an earlier railway hall. Part of the upgrade is to rebuild it to meet today’s standards, such as energy, accessibility, and technical standards.
The situation is further complicated by the fact that due to the size and weight of the museum’s works of art, the exhibition had to be planned now.
The final phase of planning is now underway. The Museum of Transport commissioned the preparation of the construction plans. This is expected to last until 2023, writes hellomagyar.hu.
“Creating a family-friendly cultural district”
Dávid Vitézy, the CEO of the Budapest Development Centre, shared the plans on his Facebook page.
“The goal is to create a high-quality, family-friendly cultural district that is exciting and valuable in an international context, as well as popular with the Hungarian public.”
The Hungarian government funded the planning. This is the renewal of one of the most significant industrial heritage areas in Hungary. This is where the largest contiguous exhibition space of the new Transport Museum will be created. 120 unique railways, public transport, roads, and thousands of other works of art can be found here. There have been temporary exhibitions in parts of the venue before, and Vitézy plans this for this summer as well.
The new museum will have twice as many permanent exhibitions as before.
In connection with this, curatorial and collection development work is ongoing. The Diesel Hall will also be renewed. It will have an extension with a glass facade, which will be part of the exhibition space.