- Name of the project:
- Reconstruction of the City Park Ice Rink
- 1146 Budapest, Olof Palme sétány 5.
- Landscaping, tree felling, plant care, roads, pavements, construction of a decorative pool, dredging of a lake, construction of a drainage ditch, lawn, reconstruction of a decorative staircase
- Floor area:
- 50.000 m2
- Duration of works:
- November 2012 – June 2015
- Municipality of Budapest
A jewel of Budapest is the City Park Ice Rink which is under heritage protection. The institute is the oldest outdoor ice rink with the largest surface in Europe – it is almost unbelievable that it was opened in 1870 and thus has been the symbol of winter sports and entertainment in the capital for almost 150 years. It is a one-of-a-kind experience in Central Europe that the joy of sport can be en-
joyed among magnificent monuments and hundred-year old trees, in a rich cultural environment. During the reconstruction of the City Park Ice Rink and the renewal of the heritage building, the ice surface and the service buildings were renewed and enlarged. Between November 2012 and June 2015, we participated in several areas of the facility’s reconstruction:
Phase 1: we carried out the building complex’s reconstruction works, interior design, restoration works and building services solutions
Phase 2: we performed the electronic installation works on the building complex (installation of IT system, surveillance system with camera network, card access control system, fire alarm system, entry phone system, audio-visual system)
Phase 3: we constructed a capacity increase to the cooling system which secures the increased ice surface. It was a major professional challenge that greater than average work had to be carried out during the construction of the necessary cooling system, and the cooling system had to be replaced (heavy-duty heat exchangers and tanks) in the already renewed engine house so that a significant part of it had to be left untouched.