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INSPIRED BY THE PAST, BUILT FOR THE FUTURE

Europa | Budapest

Budapest’s entire downtown area is a classified Unesco World Heritage Site, including the central 5th District, the banks of the River Danube and its bridges, the Buda Castle quarter and the full length of Andrássy Avenue running from St. Stephen’s Basilica all the way to Heroes’ Square. This article provides a snapshot of these top priority urban planning areas, introducing recently completed or planned development projects in the CBD (central business district) of the Hungarian capital. We consulted with development and construction companies and interviewed architects and political figures whose joint initiatives and actions impact the urban fabric, with common goals calling for a cross-pollination of ideas. 5th District Mayor Péter Szentgyörgyvölgyi pointed out the importance of cooperation and coordinated action between the public and...

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