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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.


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

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.