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Waterfront Kopaszi Dam / T2.a Architects

  • 01:00 - 12 October, 2012
Waterfront Kopaszi Dam / T2.a Architects
Waterfront Kopaszi Dam / T2.a Architects, © Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Budapest, Hungría
  • Arquitectos

    Gábor Turányi, Bence Turányi, Tamás Mórocz
  • Diseño de Paisaje

    Garten Stúdió Ltd.
  • Paisajistas

    István Steffler, György Szloszjár, Gabriella Vastagh
  • Ingeniería Estructural

    LMI Ltd.
  • Area

    50000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The area around the former river harbor lies in the southern part of Buda. The territory was abandoned and heavily polluted industrial site, partially used for personal holiday purposes in the last decades of the Communist regime and in the ‘90s.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

Before the current owner (property developer Öböl XI. Ltd.) acquired the site, the narrow dam was dotted with a variety of modest wooden barracks in said condition which were home to the water police, a number of small restaurants. We proposed erecting the new pavilions on exactly the same spot as these old structures and employing a timber building typology characteristic of the waterfront. We were playing with shapes and materials, just as we were playing during the design process: we identified the buildings with names such as ‘the one with the sweater’ or ‘with the parka’ etc. So the steel frames were dressed up with light-weighted wall structures and timber facades. With their simple shape and detailing, these unpretentious little buildings radiate a certain timelessness and lightness.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

The outdoor area has been also carefully landscaped and treated always in strong connection with the buildings. The environmental rehabilitation of the bay is also finished: the water is not anymore a polluted, but a living natural area.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

The area as a whole has the potential to be a resounding success. The location is particularly outstanding in that it offers water views on two sides of the dam and natural access to the Danube which is a unique opportunity for the habitants of the City.

© Zsolt Batár
© Zsolt Batár

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Cite: "Waterfront Kopaszi Dam / T2.a Architects" 12 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/275640/waterfront-kopaszi-dam-t2-a-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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