The renovated square is in the 9th district of Budapest. Bakáts square is an important meeting point, where many locals spend their free time in Ferencváros. Interestingly, it is also one of the favourite squares of Gergely Karácsony, the mayor of Budapest.
According to epiteszforum.hu, compared to the original plans, more green areas were created in the Bakáts square. Furthermore, the developers included many social functions there. They will inaugurate them in the following days, and locals can test them in the next two months.
The local government and the capital provided the needed financial support for the project, which followed the plans of the Garten Stúdió. Samu Balogh, the chief of staff of Budapest’s mayor, shared some photos and information about the square.
He wrote that the subcontractors created more green areas than the original plans contained. Despite the original 225 m2, they made 1730 m2 green. That is eight times more than the original state and 30 pc more than the 2018 plans. There are 98 trees instead of 69, and they placed a drinking fountain there for people and dogs. Moreover, they replaced ten diseased trees and placed benches on the square. Furthermore, they built tables for check and mill games, a combined MOL Bubi station and a micro-mobility platform. Finally, there is a bicycle store for 100 bikes, as well.
They will build a temporary stage and a bleacher for 348 people for the summer. Thus, locals can expect a variety of outdoor programs from this year. They created „kiss&ride” parking lots in front of the school, where parents can stop shortly, and children can get out of the car. They also made a 25-metre-long loading bay to support local shops. In front of the church, there is a traffic-free area for pedestrians. Meanwhile, behind the building, there is an extended green surface.
Krisztina Baranyi, the district’s mayor, said locals would test the new square for two months. That is because the implementer will correct the errors people report. She added that locals and tourists would experience the full-scale beauty of the square in spring when the plants turn green.
Source: epiteszforum.hu, Facebook/BaloghSamu