Hungarian blog on waterfront
On 1 March 2011 the blog http://vizpartifejlesztesek.blog.hu has been started by Orsolya Farkas and Csilla Tanai from Budapest, Hungary. They introduce the initiative as:
"Our aim is to represent the waterfront developments in Europe from different aspects, we would like to introduce not just the infrastructural developments (buildings, roads, harbors, etc.), but projects which are related to water, like water chapel, water festivals, houses on water, water taxi, etc.
There are no definite methods, as there are no two cities with the same position and connection to the water. Different cities from Europe use different recipes to liven their riverbanks, but there are similar elements: renovation of old docks and warehouses, installation of green and public spaces, "shifting" the riverbank to the direction of the inner city, infrastructural developments (office, residential, commercial and leisure functions).
Take a multifunctional area, involve the investor, the municipality, civil networks in the decision-making, choose a famous end beloved architecture and realize the project with eco-friendly solutions. The success is even bigger if there's an expo, Olympic Games or other interesting international as innovative engine."
Orsolya Farkas and Csilla Tanai already published more than 20 articles in the Octogon architecture&design magazine, including articles about Berlin, Belgrade, Dublin, Dundee, Edinburgh, Gdansk, Hamburg, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Liverpool, Lisbon, London, Malmo, Malta, Maribor, Oslo, Stockholm, Venice, Vienna and Warsaw.
For the moment the blog is only in Hungarian, with the intention to make it in English, too.
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