At the request of the Hungarian National Museum KÉK organized two debates to discuss the competition entitled the “Complex development of the main building of the National Museum and its surrounding area”. The first evening focused on the competition process and the awarded plans. The second evening addressed the winning plan, its further development opportunities and limitations. The discussions provided an insight into the decision making process and into the complexity of the sixty three submitted plans.
Samu Szemerey is an architect and urbanist specializing on technology, creative industries and the built environment. As a consultant and strategist he works with cities, institutions and private clients. He has directed several workshops, research projects and curated exhibitions and public programs. He has taught, published and lectured internationally. He is a founding member and Director of Content at KÉK Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre and lead expert at Lechner Nonprofit Ltd where he works on developing urban services and coordinating smart city programs in Hungary.