The Hungarian Government has decided to continue the design process of the new Transport Museum on the site of the former Northern Railway Depot. During the past few months the coronavirus pandemic cast doubt on the continuation of the project, thus the decision is a significant milestone for the Museum, reinforcing the commitment of the Government to the development of Budapest, to the creation of the new Transport Museum and the rehabilitation of rust-belts in the capital. The new Transport Museum will be constructed on a historic, currently unused railway site in a brownfield area. It is expected to be the most visited family attraction of Budapest, also playing a decisive role in ramping up quality tourism to the city. A significant part of the planning will take place in Hungary, so the investment will also help boost the economy after the pandemic. Our goal is to complete the plans necessary for starting the construction as soon as possible.
Diller Scofidio+Renfro, the world famous New York-based architecture firm and its Hungarian partner M-Teampannon selected on an international architectural competition to design the new Transport Museum. The work immediately started after the results, and now with the Government’s decision all design phases necessary for starting the construction will commence. The scope includes the Museum’s transport connections and the design of the permanent exhibition as well.