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FAM
Museum for Photography + Museum for Architecture, Budapest
Competition, 2014

The Liget Competition for five new cultural buildings in Városliget demonstrates an astonishing intellectual and cultural ambition for the city, which raises an awkward question: what kind of meaningful museum can one propose in a city with over 200 (!!) museums?

Due to the tsunami in photographic production, it has become a museum about curatorial choices.

FAM wants to make the contrast between curated and non-curated content in contemporary museums explicit, by creating two museums that are maximizing this disparity. The Photography Museum consists of two ‘floating boxes’, which contain the curated content of the museum, only accessible for paying visitors of the museum.

Where the photography museum takes people up in the air to explore the content, the Architecture Museum does exactly the opposite. The building consists of four north-south oriented bars with a program of facilities, lined up like the Dalton brothers, and 4 sunken bars with architectural content. Stacking these 2 sets of bars creates a diverse canyon kind of landscape with a publicly accessible plaza connecting the service bars. To experience and study architecture, visitors go literally underground…

Team:
Daan Roggeveen, Jaime Fernández Rosa, Francesca Gatti, Sabine van der Heijden

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