The special roof structure of the House of Hungarian Music has been completed. Its unique and organic form will make it into an iconic sign expected to boost Budapest’s tourism appeal, said László Baán, ministerial commissioner for the Liget Budapest Project. The playfully undulating roof structure varying in thickness remains under the level of the City Park’s foliage thus the building will blend into its natural environment. In the meantime, Budapest’s local government is trying to stop the Liget Project through legal means, by amending the Városliget Construction Regulation; however, at the partnership negotiations organised on this topic by the Budapest local government the overwhelming majority of opinion-leaders made a stand against the Budapest local government’s proposal and supported the implementation of the complete Liget Project.
The House of Hungarian Music, which is being built as part of the Liget Budapest Project, has won the World's Best Use of Music in Property Development at the American Music Cities Awards, one of the world's most professional music and trade award ceremonies, the Városliget Zrt. CEO Benedek Gyorgyevics has announced. The unique building was placed in the top three of the Best European Development category, before taking the main prize in the Best Use Of Music In Property Development/Real Estate category.
The renewed botanical garden, a new adventure park for dogs and the two-kilometre long, illuminated City Park Circular Running Track have been completed within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project, announced Benedek Gyorgyevics, the CEO of Városliget Zrt. responsible for the implementation of the Liget Budapest Project. The Mőcsényi Mihály Botanical Garden awaits visitors as a colourful, atmospheric communal space and knowledge centre on nature, while sports enthusiasts can utilise the completed two-kilometre circular tartan track within a few days. As a result of these developments, over 150,000 m² of green area was revamped during the implementation of the Liget Budapest Project along with the planting of almost 500 new, healthy trees. The CEO also announced that the next development phase of the park is soon to begin, which will continue with a complete landscaping renovation through the development of a new green area of over several thousand square metres.
Implementing the vision of a car-free City Park has reached a landmark: the Museum Underground Parking Lot has been opened as part of the Liget Budapest Project. The facility provides green parking on Dózsa György Road for park visitors and local residents, announced László Baán, ministerial commissioner for the Liget Budapest Project.
In May 2019 Prime Minister Viktor Orbán opened the National Conservation and Storage Centre, a world-class museum service facility constructed as part of the Liget Budapest Project. The hundreds of thousands of artworks and artefacts from the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hungarian National Gallery and the Museum of Ethnography are continuously being moved into the building in Szabolcs Street, which will be home to the greater part of these museums’ collections; moreover, their restoration and conservation will also be carried out here.
The new building of the Museum of Ethnography opens in spring with great exhibitions
It is the first time that a Hungarian development project has won the jury’s main prize in the three-decade history of the world’s most prestigious international property industry recognition, the MIPIM Awards.
A spectacular attraction has been added to the City Park: thanks to the Liget Budapest Project, the hot-air balloon – which enjoyed great popularity even 120 years ago – has returned to the park, announced Benedek Gyorgyevics, the CEO of Városliget Zrt. The Balloon is anchored to the ground and works as a viewpoint near the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, on Mimóza Hill, surrounded by more than 10 thousand square metres of rehabilitated green space. After its opening on 1 May the balloon will rise into the air according to a timetable. Its basket accommodates 30 people, who can enjoy the stunning panorama of the Városliget and Budapest from a height of 150 meters. Attractions like our hot-air balloon viewpoint are popular sights in numerous cities all over the world. The Városliget Balloon, with its shape and colours evoking Pál Szinyei Merse’s iconic painting, has every chance to earn the right as Budapest’s latest emblem.
The new home of the Museum of Ethnography, realised as part of the Liget Budapest Project, opened its doors to the public on 23 May and welcomes visitors with its spectacular exhibitions. The building, designed by Marcel Ferencz (NAPUR Architect) is the first purpose-built facility with its concept tailored to the needs of an ethnographic museum. Now the City Park houses one of Europe’s most modern museum buildings, located on the site of the former Felvonulási Square, where a collection of unrivalled diversity is displayed on a floor space three times larger than in its previous venue on Kossuth Square.