Danube Study Trail 2013

Modeling of public space revitalization

The third Danube Study Trail became a 1: 1 model, which helps us assess the possibilities of the sites and push their boundaries. And the people coming here are the testers themselves, who rate the improvements.
Lamps hanging from the bottom of Petőfi Bridge renewed a neglected area in poor condition. The lighting devices, made using only simple, everyday materials, set the water in them in motion by sensors that detected passers-by and created a little play of light on the pavement, reminiscent of the waves of the Danube.
Nehru shore is a neglected but beautiful, green area with only a few public benches. The sunbeds, with their enlarged to a giant size surfaces, provided an opportunity for company gatherings, and with their two-way view, they also served the needs of both the young and the elderly. The furniture formed the basis of a new furniture family for the Nehru shore development, commissioned by the capital.
Next to the Chain Bridge, the later Valyo! Part has furniture that can be moved, so that visitors could move them around based on their needs and different weather conditions. The furniture is a reference to the diversity of the islands in the Danube, no two are alike, yet they could be put together. The area was built along the lines of the concept that had been developed at the earlier Design a Park! workshop.
The three stations were complemented by a 22-station digital learning trail (Sightergame). A smartphone game that connects the sites of the Danube Study Trail. The only way to progress through the 22 points was to answer thought-provoking questions about the Danube. Ech clue lead to the location of the next.