The Hungarian state has launched an ambitious project to reposition Budapest as an international cultural destination with the development of Liget Budapest. The project includes the creation of a museum quarter comparable to that of Vienna or Berlin. The overall project will be a family, cultural and leisure experience park in a site which already hosts the metropolitan circus, the Hungarian Technical and Transport Museum, Village of Gastronomy, Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden. By 2020, the museum quarter will also include the New National Gallery, Ludwig Museum, House of Hungarian Music, Hungarian Ethnographic Museum, Hungarian Photographic Museum and Hungarian Architectural Museum.
Lordculture, the European office of Lord Cultural Resources, was commissioned to prepare a facility strategy and technical specifications for the international architectural competition and awards. The scope of services included a review of the strategic positioning of the entire Liget Quarter within the city, as well a detailed facility plans for the Ethnography Museum and the new National Gallery.