As architects, we work with spaces. We create new living spaces in already existing, living environment while affecting the ecosystem around us. This is a great responsibility and we must respect the task ahead of us. DANUBIO was born in this spirit. The consequence of everything that defines one of Budapest's most extraordinary sites will be part of the living tissue of trees, waters and the city.
DANUBIO evokes the classic Danube-side atmosphere that may be familiar from the idyllic Roman Beach. This natrual beach will be a place where all you have to do is take a bottle of refreshment from the fridge, walk a few meters, sit in your sunbed and watch the Danube rippling carefree.
We also provide daily recreation for those who love boating and water sports as we build a friendly promenade along the bay so the port is within walking distance.
The eco-green corridor of the Rákos stream lining the southern side of the site is renewed, so whether you are coming from Váci út or Népfürdő utca, thanks to the public park and recreational developments, you can easily leave the bustling city behind, either on foot or arriving by car.
The safety of the tree-lined eco-corridor will not be lost even when we arrive, as the enclosed garden surrounding the building will provide tremendous green space and a playground.
DANUBIO is located in the 13th district of Budapest on the south shore of FOKA Bay, 5 minutes from Váci út, close to Árpád Bridge and the entrance section of the M3 motorway, a few minutes walk from Dagály Bath, directly on the Danube bank.
The built area is surrounded by the new Danube Arena from the south and the Marina Part from the north, while the rest of the site is enclosed by natural environment, the Rákos creek, FOKA bay, the park and plage nearby, the ecological corridor and the Danube. The location is easily and quickly accessible both by land and by water.
The project is located on the only building site in Budapest and Vizafogó that is adjacent to the main branch of the Danube, so not only in scale, but in relation to its surroundings, it is a one-off work that could not be built anywhere else.