Daily News | Sep 21, 2018 | 1
Summer pop-up park opens in heart of Budapest
For the second time this year, the Budapest Municipality has opened a pop-up park near Deák Ferenc Square, index.hu reports. Situated in one of the busiest junctions behind the church and opposite Madách square, the venue is a lot like a festival space without stages or a hip outside bar.
The park is equipped with free mobile phone charging docks, sports facilities (teqball, table tennis, street work-out equipment, chess tables), and if you get tired of working out, you can relax under palm trees on one of the stylish designer benches.
The team responsible for the project is Hello Wood, who constructed last year’s pop-up park too, but this year they have developed it further with even more shady spots and seats.
The novelty of the park is a special walkable solar panel developed by the Hungarian start-up Platio.
The panels produce the energy necessary for charging phones.
Sadly, the park, which is similar in its vibes to MuseumsQuarter in Vienna, will be pulled down at the end of the summer. But until then, it is a great place to hang out and chill if you are overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of the city.
Featured image: András Leiner / BVA Budapesti Városarculati Nonprofit Kft