Storage problem solved
The largest facility of the new building complex is the central building with a floor space of some 30 thousand square metres, which houses the museum storage rooms and the restoration workshops on four underground levels and three above ground levels fitted with the most modern and secure solutions. The workshops, offices, studios and labs situated here provide the highest standard scientific and technical infrastructure for the museum professionals working at the OMRRK.
It is no exaggeration to say that thanks to the construction of the OMRRK the long-standing storage and art restoration problems faced by the public institutions that will move to the vicinity of the City Park have been solved for decades. The complex will meet the special professional requirements of these institutions, since during the planning phase museologists and restorers provided the designers with an exact description of the types and dimensions of the artworks they wished to store here under modern and safe circumstances. They clearly explained which artworks are stackable, which ones need to be suspended, affixed to a rack, stored in a rolling storage system or on dense shelves, and which objects have to remain in what they were stored in during transportation.
Zsolt Vasáros, the lead architect of Narmer Studio, which designed the complex, has extensive knowledge and experience in regard to the requirements contemporary exhibition spaces and museum storage facilities have to meet; he was therefore not taken by surprise when the directors of the collections and the conservation-restoration experts shared the necessary parameters with him. It was a basic criterion that the storage spaces be air-conditioned and the protection of the artworks was the main factor when determining the humidity levels and lighting solutions.