Hungary bags world’s Best Architecture accolade

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The Museum of Ethnography, which is part of the Liget park project based in Budapest has won the fiercely contested title of World’s Best Architecture at the 2018 International Property Awards. The project was one of over 1700 entries from 115 countries, scrutinised by a judging committee, which is chaired by four UK Lords as well as over 80 global experts.

The International Property Awards, which recognises the finest property, architecture and interior design in the world, held a glittering gala dinner and awards ceremony in London at The Savoy Hotel on 3rd December. The awards were presented by Lord Thurso, Stuart Shield, President, International Property Awards Dr Giovanni Marzo of Salice, the 2018 awards sponsor.

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The museum was designed by Hungarian architectural studio, Napur Architect, whose building is distinguished by a dynamic yet simple design harmonised with the natural environment of the park while communicating with the urban texture of its surroundings. The gently curving lines enable the building to function as a gateway and a passage linking the city and the park. Sixty percent of the structure is under ground level, and thanks to the landscaped roof and the transparency of the sections over the ground, the new museum is adapted to its environment in its scale too. The grass-covered roof area will be a pleasant community space awaiting visitors to Városliget.

The awards, now in their 25th year, are the world’s largest and most wide-ranging programme of honours within the property industry. Covering 48 different residential and commercial categories, regional heats are staged for Arabia, Europe, Africa, Canada, Central & South America, the Caribbean, USA, UK and Asia Pacific. These have been celebrated at gala presentation events in Bangkok, Dubai, London and Toronto during the course of the year.

President of the International Property Awards, Stuart Shield, said, “The International Property Awards are now in their 25th year and I am delighted to see the standards soaring ever higher across all categories. The award winner’s logo is an instantly-recognised symbol of excellence throughout the global property industry. Attaining one of these awards proves the necessary qualities and professionalism to excel over other companies across the world.”



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