The reconstructed square belongs to pedestrians once again, and by the end of the autumn, nearby streets will also be renewed. Furthermore, the famous Vörösmarty sculpture of the square was restored, and the magnitude of green surface grew.
According to Pestbuda, Vörösmarty Square is already renewed, and by the end of the autumn, Deák Ferenc, Bécsi, Apáczai Csere János, Harmincad, and Vigadó streets will also be reconstructed.
On the square, the work is finished, and the technological approval will be carried out by October 15th, but pedestrians can already use it. The Vörösmarty sculpture, classified as a monumental heritage, was also restored, and around it, a green square centre was created.
Around the sculpture, the square received a uniquely designed cover, which is darker than the sculpture, so it highlights it as if the sculpture were levitating above the square. To better the microclimate of the square, they built a system of humidors integrated into the cover.
The size of the green surface increased by 10 pc because they added 15 more trees to the 10 already on the square. Furthermore, there is an automated irrigation system that constantly provides fresh water for them and the newly-created lawn. The elements bordering the green surfaces also provide places to sit for those who would like to cool down in the shade of the trees on a hot summer day.
On Harmincad Street, 8 planters were placed because Metro Line Nr. 1 runs beneath the road, so it would be dangerous to plant trees in the earth.
The Fountain with the Lions was replaced, removing the centre of the square to the junction of Vörösmarty and Harmincad streets. The fountain was attached to the drinking water supply network; thus, it now functions as a drinking fountain, and so it helps to reduce the amount of plastic junk.
Classic lampstands were kept during the reconstruction of the square, and they were renewed preserving the atmosphere of the place and saving energy at the same time by having energy-saving bulbs put into them.
The concrete paving blocks were changed to high-quality and uniquely designed coverage made of andesite, granite, and limestone. The binder they used is not only spectacular but also very hard-wearing and resistant to weather changes.
The outworn stormwater drainage system was modernised and hidden, just like the tappings of the electric network.
Not enough? Read about another beautiful square that has recently been renewed and check the photos of it as well HERE.
Had enough of squares? HERE are some photos of the beautifully renewed Museum of Fine Arts.