public space, landscape design
competition proposal, honorable mention
Budapest, Hungary, 2014
The reaction to the sedentary lifestyle of the developed countries has brought a paradigm shift in our relationship to sports. The definition of sport has now become a much wider category, not including only ball, group or skill games, but such recreational activites as dance, yoga, pilates, swinging or even the physical activities associated with work or housework.
The new science known as Body Culture has also inspired other fields of science like medical or social sciences, mobile technologies or fashion. Architecture and urban design as slowly moving entities have also started reflecting to these progresses, with less intensity in Budapest, though.
By keeping the pillar structure of the (once) listed industrial heritage Ganz-works’s M-hall, we have designed a landscape that creates potential to improve the urban environment by the achievements of the latest body culture researches. People moving in this landscape happen to do physical exercises without even realizing they work out. Sport equipments put in new situations also help people enjoy the time they spend physically active, thus improving the negative effects of the sedentary lifestyle in both individual and social scale.