UNStudio unveils Danube bridge for sustainable transit in Budapest

May 10, 2018 by  
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UNStudio has swept the competition for the New Budapest Bridge, a much-needed bridge over the Danube in the south of the city. Coated in a reflective white paint, the landmark bridge will serve as a gateway between Ujbuda and Csepel, and help spur further development in the surrounding post-industrial area. The multi-use bridge “enables sustainable transportation” and will accommodate road, tram, pedestrian, and cycle crossings. Created in collaboration with Buro Happold Engineering , the New Budapest Bridge proposal was selected by the Municipal Government of Budapest in the first international bridge design competition in Hungary for over 120 years. Conceived as a welcoming symbol, the contemporary cable-stayed bridge features angled pylons that mimic the “inviting gesture of hands,” said Ben van Berkel. “It was essential that the bridge would be in harmony with Budapest – which owes much of its configuration to the surrounding landscape – and its future vision. It was also important that the bridge enable unobstructed views below and above the bridge deck.” Related: Unusual Dutch bridge embraces flooding in a thought-provoking way With a main span of 711 feet, the bridge stretches over 1,600 feet from shore to shore. The white paint finish will reflect the surrounding environment and give the bridge an ever-changing appearance. In addition to catalyzing nearby development, the project aims to make the area around the Budafoki interchange more human and urban friendly. + UNStudio Images by VA Render

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Chequered band of mirrors creates a psychedelic experience in a Budapest forest

December 9, 2014 by  
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New Danube River Sewage Treatment Plant Will Have Green Roof

November 3, 2010 by  
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The Danube River is the longest river in Europe, and it will soon receive a new environmentally sensitive sewage treatment plant set on cleaning up its waters. Known as “The Living Danube” , the plant is set to be the most advanced wastewater treatment plant project in Budapest, Hungary, and it will also boast a beautiful green roof. Read the rest of New Danube River Sewage Treatment Plant Will Have Green Roof http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: danube river sewage plant , danube river sewage treatment plant , danube sewage plant green roof , green roof , living danube green roof , living danube sewage plant

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Sewage Treatment Plant for Blue Danube Gets New Green Roof

November 1, 2010 by  
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As part of efforts to clean up the Danube River , the famous waterway is getting a new sewage treatment plant — and in one of those sustainability twofers we love so much, the gigantic structure will be capped with a 10,000-square meter green roof . The idea is that sewage treatment plants have enormous footprints, and without a roof all of that surface area is lost for other purposes.

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