High-Tech Art Storage
The National Museum Restoration and Storage Center, OMRRK, is a new institution that provides an outstanding technological building for the preservation of the collections of the Museum of Ethnography, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Hungarian National Gallery. The complex was completed in May 2019 as part of the Liget Budapest Project.
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OMRRK complex was built on the site of a former hospital based on a design by Narmer Architectural Studio. The world-class building complex will be one of a kind in Europe. It will satisfy every functional requirement of a twenty-first century restoration and storage facility thanks to its warehouses, workshops, research rooms, studios, and offices.
Within the framework of the development, unique in Central Europe, world-class art storage warehouses and conservation-restoration workshops will be housed in five adjacent buildings on four underground and three above-ground levels, covering a total area of nearly 37,000 square meters. The center will provide the conditions and high-quality technical facilities required for safeguarding the more than 350,000 artworks of the Museum of Ethnography, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Hungarian National Gallery, and for carrying out scientific research on them.
OMRRK has been planned in a series of four wings on the upper two levels that run perpendicular to the main spine of the building. This strategy reduces the scale of the building and allows for the design of spaces with natural light from two directions. Pop-up lighting on the roof brings indirect sunlight to the offices on the upper floors, while the floorto-ceiling windows are shielded from the direct rays of the sun by projecting white fins. All façades are clad in large-format, gray Swisspearl panels.
An extensive array of photovoltaic panels forms part of the green energy concept. In order to make the complex accessible to the wider public, a park was created around the complex on an area of 13,000 square meters, which will be available for use by the public during opening hours.
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National Museum Restoration and Storage Center
Narmer Építészeti Stúdió, Budapest, Hungary
Meraner & Hauser OHG/SNC,Bolzano, Italy
2016 – 2019
Swisspearl Largo Carat Custom Color White
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