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Floating Urban Beach Barge

by Urban Landscape Group
Type:
realization
Year:
2009
Location:
Budapest, Hungary
Area:
2100,0

Hungary-based design team Urban Landscape Group recently completed an extraordinary summer project that allows visitors to float down the Danube in a portable pool! Dubbed Barge Beach Budapest, the sandy sailing island acts as a contemporary Turkish bath and open air pool situated in the waterways between the river’s edges. The pop up beach is constructed from three recycled barges and provides residents with a brand new public space to bask in the sun. Barge Beach Budapest is composed of a wooden deck that sits atop three recycled barges that at one time carried shipments of coal and stone up and down the river. The 2,100 square-meter platform comes complete with a 16-meter pool surrounded by lounge chairs, outdoor showers, a café and bar, as well as sand pits and a paddling pool for kids. Read more: Floating Urban Beach Barge Sets Sail on the Danube River | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World