Ethnography Museum, 16 000m2 - Competition 2015
The Budapest Museum of Ethnography is an elevated continuation of the new promenade along Dózsa György Street, in the City Park, Budapest. The building acts as a transitory space connecting contemporary public life with the institutional work of documentation and processing contemporary culture and everyday life.
The spatial concept is derived from developing a cross section through the building, that is characterised by adjacency, transparency and operational “closeness”, where all operating entities neighbour each other to create cultural intensity and social networks. By moving away from the route linearity of traditional museums, the building allows visitors to meander through the exhibition space vertically and horizontally, passing operative functions on the way. These spaces the professional activity of the museum are visually and spatially available to the visitors, but not accessible. This gives overall understanding of the ethnographic work in a spatial and volumetric experience.