The Hungarian government decided to create the MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design) campus development in 2014. A world-class education center was needed in Budapest to turn the creative industry into one of Hungary’s success stories.
The development of the site cost HUF 21.4 billion, which covered the construction of 700 new classrooms, a brand new, 15,000 square meter public park, including 16,000 bushes, and plants, yielding to a range of communal areas and open-air spaces where university students can freely exchange ideas and initiate new collaborations.
The new campus has doubled the number of workshops used in education, and tripled the amount of space for where university students can spend their days. It also quadrupled the exhibition space for public displays of students’ work and multiplied their research and innovation space tenfold. There has also been an increase in the amount of advanced technology used throughout the entire complex.
“The new campus of the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design represents the future,” said István Tarlós at the opening ceremony.
Meanwhile, Balázs Fürjes, the Commissioner for Major Budapest Developments, said the new campus will forge new opportunities and collaborations at home and abroad, further strengthening the worldwide success of the Hungarian creative industries.
The campus development is 100 percent homegrown, designed by Hungarian designers including Péter Reimholz, Zsófia Csomay, Tamás Németh and the leaders of the 3h studio, Katalin Csillag, and Zsolt Gunther, and built by Hungarian entrepreneurs, innovators and professionals.