International Design Competition for 4 new museum buildings in Budapest
The Museum of Fine Arts Budapest and the Városliget Zrt. 100 % owned by the Hungarian State hereby announce an open, international, two-stage design competition for the design of museum buildings within the framework of the Liget Budapest Project on the territory of the City Park Budapest.
The construction of the new buildings, the complete renewal of the green area of the City Park, and the renovation of the institutions already present Liget Budapest will be one of Budapest’s leading, well-known tourist and cultural destinations and a unique family park recognised as such all over Europe.
This document is the competition programme of four parallel, but independent design competitions with similar conditions and the aim of producing a total of five building concepts. Each may submit only one entry to any of the four, simultaneously announced, two-stage international design competitions. It is however possible to take part in several competitions at the same time, but separate, individual competition entries with different identification code must be submitted to each competition. The detailed rules and information of the competition is outlined in section 5.
The four competitions are listed below.
- New shared building of the New National Gallery and Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art
- New building of the Museum of Ethnography
- New building complex of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and the FotoMuzeum, consisting of two separate buildings
- New building of the House of Hungarian Music
The aim of the design competition is to find designers whose entries
- functionally satisfy the expectations of the 21st century in regard to museums, and will provide flexible spaces for the institutions and the right conditions to facilitate their visitor-friendly operation in the coming decades
- provide a lasting aesthetical experience for visitors at the highest level of contemporary architecture and contribute to the enrichment of the architectural heritage of Budapest;
- treat the historical environment of the City Park with respect;
- are composed of buildings conveying specific and strong architectural ideas, create a clearly recognizable and identifiable building complex that is able to improve the international fame of Budapest and Hungarian culture;
- provide open, transparent, inviting community spaces for the residents of Budapest and also for visitors from other parts of Hungary and abroad;
- propose design concepts that meet the highest requirements of sustainability in an innovative way creating exemplary buildings;
- are cost effective with smart solutions;
- ensure low running costs for the institutions operating in them
The four competitions will take place based on a common, identical system of rules and with the participation of the same jury, and according to the same evaluation system.
The total prize money of the competition is 870,000 EUR.
This competition programme was compiled in accordance with the Hungarian legal regulations in force and the guidelines of the Union Internationale des
DUBAI GLOBAL ENERGY FORUM
For this exercise we are going to consider that after the success of the first Global Energy Forum, Dubai has decided to turn this into an annual event and wants to give it a fixed venue to accommodate it in its upcoming editions.
For this reason, the new venue for the Global Energy Forum should not only be a practical building that facilitates the development of the event activities, but also represent the change that the Supreme Council of Energy is seeking and should help to spread its message and vision throughout the world. The building must become an icon of global energetic change and a social promise which, far from an abstract ideal, has already begun.
Mumbai City Museum Design Competition
The Mumbai City Museum has launched a two-stage competition to find a team to design its new north wing.
The new addition to the existing Museum is expected to be 8,000 to 10,000 m2 (85,000 - 110,000 sq ft), providing new galleries and facilities including an interpretation centre, a library, an archive, conservation facilities and a new museum shop and café. At the heart of the new wing will be a permanent gallery to showcase contemporary
We will be looking for multi-disciplinary creative teams with expertise in contemporary design and landscaping: the museum stands in one of the few green spaces in south Mumbai. The teams should be structured under a lead consultant identified within the submission. Collaborations with local practices are encouraged.
This two stage competition has a fast-track timetable with a launch in December, the shortlist announced late January and the winner selected in early April 2014. Site preparation is anticipated to begin in October 2014 at the end of the monsoon.
Triumph Architectural Treehouse Award 2014
The aim of this international ideas competition is to recognise the architectural and design principle involved in designing a high quality treehouse and the role they sometimes play in shaping our ideas of low-cost, low maintenance and sustainable architectural design in many world communities.
The competition invites participants to design an Original Contemporary Treehouse for a professional city couple as an escape space and retreat lodging to be used by the couple to recharge and feel close to nature.
Interieur Awards: Objects
The challenge is to imagine and develop a cutting-edge concept for a bar that will surprise and enchant visitors and exhibitors at the Biennale INTERIEUR
2014. First of all, the bar is a place designed to meet colleagues and friends, also functioning as an all-day location for serving and consuming simple food and drinks.
The Interieur Awards 2014 are organised in the context of the 24th Biennale Interieur 17-26 october 2014, Kortrijk Belgium.
International Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction
The competition is open for projects in architecture, building and civil engineering, landscape and urban design, materials, products and construction technologies that contribute to the five “target issues” for sustainable construction. The competition has two categories with different requirements.
Holcim Awards (main category)
- Project has reached an advanced stage of design with high probability of execution
- Execution of the project may not have started before July 1, 2013
- All authors must be at least 18 years of age (date of birth March 24, 1996 or earlier)
"Next Generation" (young professionals and students category)
- Visionary projects and bold ideas
- All authors must be between 18 and 30 years of age (date of birth between July 2, 1982 and March 24, 1996)
- Execution of the project may not have started before July 1, 2013
The total prize money for each cycle of the Holcim Awards competitions (regional and global levels) is USD 2 million.