EUROPAN 12 — BUDAPEST
competition proposal, 2nd prize
Balázs Besenyei, architect
Lilla Szabó, landscape architect
Compared to the European average the low green surface ratio of Budapest carries a warning message. The lack and continuous decrease of greenery influences urban and social structure in a negative way. This chain reaction can be reversed by reinventing the role of Rákos creek.
The green strip of Rákos creek would become a link, an avenue of nature for Zugló, enhancing accessibility, that would serve as an everyday recreational destination, and would strengthen local communities and their identity. The regional park of Rákos creek could also be part of the green belt of the suburbs of Pest.