New swimming pool opened in the city centre

Hungarian version of the article: Megnyílt az új uszoda a Belvárosban

September 8, 2021 at 2:30 PM

Built at 30 Vadász Street after a summer trial run, the V.30 Sports Centre, can be visited and tried out by anyone, not just by residents of the V district, from September. The facility, built with ecological and energy efficiency in mind, has a 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool and a spa with thermal water.

The downtown municipality has invested in the construction of the V.30 building at 30 Vadász Street. The building, designed by Kossuth Prize-winning architect György Skardelli, is remarkable for two reasons. On one hand, it is built on a plot of land measuring just 35 metres by 19 metres, yet it has a number of sports and wellness features. Next to the 4-lane, 25-metre swimming pool and teaching pool, there is a thermal spa, volleyball, basketball and badminton courts, a fitness centre, sports studios, saunas and a climbing wall.

There is also a swimming pool and a training pool in the V.30 Downtown Sports Centre (Source: Belváros-Lipótváros Municipality) 

The wellness area is supplied by its own thermal well, which is also used to heat the building (Source: Belváros-Lipótváros Municipality) 

A basketball court was also built (Source: Belváros-Lipótváros Municipality) 

In addition to practical architectural solutions, energy efficiency has also been given special attention. Therefore, the building was designed with a double façade: the real façade is fronted by a metal-glass structure that is stretched to allow natural light in. Thanks to the glass surfaces on the roof and the light corridors, natural lighting will reach the whole building, down to the swimming pool on level -2. Solar panels are used to cover the electricity needs of the lifts. 

Light courtyard on the roof (Source: Belváros-Lipótváros Municipality) 

The roof terrace was also used for sports (Source: Belváros-Lipótváros Municipality) 

The entrance to the building has a climbing wall (Source: Belváros-Lipótváros Municipality) 

The thermal pool water is drawn from a thermal well and the heat from the thermal water is used to heat the facility. As we reported earlier, the municipality drilled an 800-metre deep thermal wellas part of the projectand was successful.

Opening photo: the facade of the new sports facility at Vadász utca 30 (Photo: Júlia Kozics/pestbuda.hu) 


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