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birdview of the Aquaticum Waterpark Debrecen by Gyorgy Palko

Aquaticum Waterpark Debrecen

Firm Location1068 Budapest, Felső Erdősor 3. III/22, Hungary
Project locationDebrecen, Hungary
CompanyBORD Architectural Studio
Lead ArchitectPéter Bordás
Design TeamCoordinating Architect: Dalma Kiss, Architect Team: Zsolt Belanyi, Robert Gulyas, Noemi Gyarfas, Dorottya Hindy, Anna Illes, Artur Lente, Linda Lente-Papp, Tamas Mezey, Balazs Moser, Gyorgyi Puspoki, Viola Toth, Istvan Ulmann, Reka Zsolyomi, Kata Zih
ClientDebreceni Gyogyfurdo Ltd.

The objective was to design an organically fitting waterpark in Nagyerdo a forest protected by the Natura2000 EU reserve program. The concept focuses on the life-giving aspect of water and the surrounding forest. The sculpture-like central visual piece is a 196mx26m size, 12m high cuboid, incorporating several functions such as thermal and other pools, waterslides, and a sunbathing terrace. The building’s heating system uses the released heat from the thermal water when it is cooled to optimum temperature. Up to 70% of the complex’s entire energy need comprises of renewables.