2017_DUNA ARENA BUDAPEST
Owner: Magyar Nemzeti Vagyonkezelő Zrt.
Main contractor: MARKET ÉPÍTŐ Zrt.
Architect: NAPUR Architect Ltd.
Lead Architect, Author: FERENCZ, Marcel DLA
Lead Architect, Author : DÉTÁRI, György DLA
General Designer: TECTON Kft
Lead Architect, Co-Author: VARGA, Béla
Architect, Project leader: FODOR, István
Architect: PINDES, Ákos
Architect : ÜKÖS, Tamás
Sturctural Designer: SZÁNTÓ, László Gábor
Mechanical Engineer: Pilz, Norbert
Electrical Engineer : IVANICS, Zoltán
Fire Alarm Systems: IVANICS, Zoltán
Public Health Mechanical Engineer: BÍRÓ, Attila
Public Electrical Engineer : PENDLI, Gábor
Road engineer and trasnport technology: MACSINKA, Klára
Garden and Landscape Design: STEFFLER, István
Audiovisuals: MAGOS, Balázs
Pool Engineer: SALLAI, Zoltán
Sport Technology: ZÉKÁNY, Márta
Smoke and Fire System Engineer: HORVÁTH, Lajos
Smoke and Fire System Engineer: AUSCHER, Judit
Smoke and Fire System Engineer: BALOGH, Richárd
Smoke and Fire System Engineer: HUCKER, Csaba
Acoustical Engineer: CSOTT, Róbert
Building Control: HARMATH, László
Building Structural Details Design: REISCH, Richárd
Interiour Design: MCXVI Kft
Lead interiour Designer: SZOKOLYAI, Gábor
Bespoke design elements: MOME
Photo: BUJNOVSZKY, Tamás
The 2017 Fina World Master Championships will be held in Budapestand in Balatonfüred.
In the capital the completed Danube Arena will be the central building of the events.
The building stands on the easternriverbank in the northern gate of the city, at the confluence of the Rákos stream within the area of the Dagály public bath. The facility is easily accessible by public transportation from the inner city area and from Margit Island by bus, tram, metro, boat or even by bicycle.
Around the perimeter of the building, public sculptures are showing the way of accessfor all kinds of groups of users to their dedicated entrance easily by the points of the compass.
The main entrance for pedestrians is on the east side of the building on Népfürdő Street.
On the north side there is a visitor parking lot for 200 vehicles, and the check-in point for the athletes and VIP. On the west side of the bank of the Danube, a city meeting point and recreational area can be found with a bicycle park and outdoor gym. On the south side, the building is connected to the public bath with roofed terraces and a roofed bridge.
In the three story main building there is a 25 000 square meter floor space in the main event hall where there is a 50 meter long, 3 meter deep competition pool with 10 lanes, a diving tower with a 21 by 25 meter large, 5 meter deep diving pool, with two symmetrically positioned spectator terraces which can accommodate a total of 6000 visitors.
In the warm-up hall there is another 50 meter long, 2,2 meter deep competition pool with 10 lanes, and a liftable pool base slab at the half way of the pool area, an 8 by 12,5 meter large, 1 meter deep children’s pool, and a jacuzzi for 25 athletes.
Also in the main facility there are shops, a sports museum, a fitness center, professional training rooms, canteens, VIP stands, a conference and event hall, press rooms and studios for the media, meeting rooms, offices, maintenance rooms, bathrooms, changing rooms, sport doctors’ rooms, emergency rooms and other security facilities.
Also connected to the long sides of the main building there will be temporary structures for social, catering and hospitality functions for the visitors of the championship, alongside with rooms for Fina, press rooms for the media, rooms for sport technology, maintenance and operational room meetings and events.
On the temporary stands there will be seatings for additional 9000 people, the extended building has a 50 000 square meter floor space for 15 000 visitors in total.
The total height of the main building is 44 meters. The 3000 tonne heavy steel roof structure with 90 by 120 meter total span stands on four reinforced concrete pillars each with 10 by 10 meter large footprint. The internal height of the main hall is between 30 and 38 meters.
The external envelope has a double layered facade with a primary internal shell made of insulated panels, and a secondary external decorative layerthat is made of profiled aluminium sheets in a strip arrangement.
On the ground floor there are service areas, and the separated entrance points for VIP, the media, mechanical rooms for water, operational, security and electrical rooms. The first floor has the spaces for the athletes, the second floor has spaces for visitor stands, service and operational rooms. On this level there is a 6000 square meter large visitor terrace for separated access points. For daily use these terraces are functioning as tanning terraces of the public bath.
On the west side of the building there is a panoramic terrace with wheelchair accessible elevators at 38 meter and 44 meter level heights. From the terrace the Dobogókő Mountain and Parliament are visible.
The sport facility fulfills the latest contemporary Fina and IOC requirements. Outside of the field of professional athletics the building is also suitable for every day public bath use for people of all ages.
The appearance of the building with its wavyfacaderepresents the direct connection with the Danube River.The building facade with its striped arrangement, mirrors its surroundings differently at different times of the day. In the evening the externalfacade lighting lights up the Danube Arena on the river bank
Text by Lead Architect, Author: FERENCZ, Marcel DLA and Lead Architect, Co-Author: VARGA, Béla