Location Budapest
Floor area 50 000 m2
Client Magyar Nemzeti Vagyonkezelő Zrt.
Main contractor Market Építő Zrt.
Architecture Napur Architect Kft.
Architect Marcel Ferencz DLA, György Détári DLA
General design Tecton Kft. – Béla Varga, István Fodor, Ákos Pindes, Tamás Ükös
Interior design MCXVI Architects
Interior design leading designer Gábor Szokolyai
Interior design team leader Gábor Hajdu
Interior design designers Dénes Kovács, Anna Szuhányi, Katalin Imre
Interior design colleagues Dániel Ritter, Balázs Szelecsényi, Hanna Svehlova
Design elements MOME
Status Completed
Completion 2017
Photography Tamás Bujnovszky, Balázs Danyi

When designing the interior spaces of the Duna Arena, the character of the structures, the transparency, the reflections, the interactions between light and water were the starting points for the principles and inspiration of the designers. But, above all, the enormous scale and the strict technical requirements have determined our decisions. The most important goal was to provide a professional infrastructure for the athletes.
The ground of a swimming pool is determined primarily by the support structure, waterworks, building engineering, sport technology and operational aspects. Engineering environments – seemingly controversial – are subject to some fierce lyricality. It is a good idea to use this effect with light effects, surface quality, colour usage, and graphic effects. Unique design elements, applied arts, enrich the use, aesthetic experience and interpretation. Collaboration with artists from other fields of art makes the joint work exciting.