Location: Budapest IV. District, Árpád út 144.
Planning: 2018-2019
Net floor area: 1.800 m2
Public space: 45.000 m2
Partner: G3 Mérnökiroda Kft.


In the area between housing estates built in the 1970s-1980s and the 130 years old Clarisseum, divided by a highway overpass and a busy railroad, urban blocks to be upgraded and the prospective metro line open the door to a complete infrastructural and urban development. The water-tower, completed in 1912 but out of use today, could be a symbolic key-element of this renewal. The opening and utilization of this special monument means its survival, and at the same time, it is the means of building the local community. Besides making proposals for a space of public and leisure, exhibitional or residential use, it is necessary to solve the problems of the negative effects of transit traffic, the increasing demand of residents for parking, the urge to revitalize and diversify the parks, or the absence of being an urban subcentre. The restoration methods of and contemporary interventions to the tower can only be interpreted in this very complex system.

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