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Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design the new Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest

  • 28 February 2019

Press release 28 February 2019, Budapest

The results of the international design competition for the new Hungarian Museum of Transport  were announced today. The event was held in the abandoned former railway maintenance depot of the Hungarian State Railways in Budapest where the museum will be relocated. Thirteen Hungarian and international architectural firms submitted entries in the second round of the two-stage competition launched last August. The proposals were assessed by an eighteen-member international jury. As part of the award ceremony Mr. István Tarlós, the Mayor of Budapest and Director General Mr. Dávid Vitézy, the chair of the jury awarded the prizes to the winners.

The winner of the competition is Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The world-famous American firm has designed numerous significant public buildings, including museums worldwide in the past decades. One of their most famous works is the New York High Line, the conversion of an abandoned industrial railway line to a highly popular public park and cultural venue. Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s design for the Hungarian Museum of Transport preserves the industrial heritage and renews the spectacular former Diesel hall of the Hungarian State Railways to function as a museum in the future.

 

Students of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in the Study Stores

  • 05 October 2017

This week started with the visit of the students from the Department of Machine and Product Design at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in the Technical Study Stores.

New Museum of Transport - the architects visited the site

  • 11 October 2018

We had the pleasure to welcome the representatives of the 15 successful Hungarian and world-renowned international architects participating in the design contest of the new Hungarian Museum of Transport at the Northern Maintenance Depot in Kőbánya.

Ábrahám Ganz Foundry Collection is Closed Due to Event

  • 13 February 2019

Dear Visitors!

The Ganz Abraham Foundry Collection is closed due to an event on Thursday, February 21st 2019.

Visitors are welcome on the other days of the week as usual.

Thank you for your understanding.

Hungarian Museum of Technology and Transport

Ikarus 438 in the collection of the Museum of Transport

  • 12 February 2018

The Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport saved a special Ikarus bus type again. Our newest piece is the uniquely designed Ikarus 438.K1.

Connections From the Connective Railway Bridge to the Liberty Bridge

  • 17 October 2017

A new exhibition in the Ábrahám Ganz Foundry Collectio, from the 26th of october!

Government Decision on the Future of the Museum of Transport

  • 11 July 2017

In May 2017, the Government made a decision concerning the future of the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport, and the revision of the previous concept. 

Connections – Exhibition opening in the Foundry

  • 27 October 2017

Our most recent temporary exhibition opened on the 26th October in the Ábrahám Ganz Foundry Collection.

A new piece of the collection: an Ikarus 311

  • 20 November 2018

A new bus was added to the collection of the Hungarian Museum of Transport: an Ikarus 311 has been purchased.

The architects about the Northern Maintenance Depot

  • 20 November 2018

The site visits in October offered an opportunity for the participants of the international design contest to take a look at the Northern Maintenance Depot, the future home of the Hungarian Museum of Transport. We asked them about their opinion.

A new piece of the collection: an FVV CSM

  • 05 November 2018

After more than 30 years, a new tram was added to the collection of the museum: an FVV CSM–4 – called the „Bengalian” - has arrived from Szeged.