11th District

197112_neumann.jpg A memorial year for János Neumann was announced for 2023 On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of the mathematician János Neumann, the Neumann Society announced a commemorative year for 2023, the aim of which is to make the world-famous mathematician's legacy known to as many people as possible. The famous scientist was born in the city centre, studied in Városligeti Avenue, went to university in Buda, and his grave is in the United States.
The new campus of Corvinus is already under construction on the side of Gellért Hill, the renders have just been presented The design renders of the new campus of the Corvinus University of Budapest, which is already under construction in the 11th District, were presented. In the new university centre located at the junction of Ménesi Road and Mányoki Road, in addition to the educational buildings, innovation and community spaces will also play an important role, a 180-bed dormitory is being built, and an 11,000 square metre park will also serve the students' comfort. The new campus will be handed over next autumn.
The capital's tallest building, the new MOL headquarters handed over The MOL Campus, the tallest office building in Budapest, was handed over. The 143-metre-tall building next to the Kopaszi Dam opens its doors to the public in spring, and visitors can also go up to the observation terrace on the 29th floor. After the opening, the representatives of the 11th District of the historic churches blessed the building.
An emblematic building, the Mushroom at Móricz Zsigmond Square is 80 years old Újbuda's emblematic building, the Mushroom [Gomba], is eighty years old this December. The traffic pavilion erected in 1942 at Móricz Zsigmond Square performed its original function for sixty years until the tracks running around it were demolished. The building remained unoccupied. By the time it came under the ownership of the 11th District Local Council from the capital, it was dilapidated, dirty, and unworthy of its architectural value and the atomic sphere of the place. A design competition was launched to save it, as a result of which the contemporary public space was born in 2014, which satisfies both elegant, functional and cultural needs.
Archaeologists may have found a medieval cemetery in the 11th district Among the prehistoric traces, the staff of the Budapest History Museum presumably found medieval burials next to Budafoki street in Újbuda. Traces of Stone Age finds and buildings have been found in the area before, now the former cemetery of the village of Kocsola, which was destroyed in the Middle Ages, has probably been found.
The study plans of the green corridor in Újbuda were presented The Budapest Development Center presented the landscape architecture study plans of the Újbuda Green Corridor to be established along the Southern Circuit at an online public forum. The general public, the participants, made a number of suggestions that were incorporated into the plans now described.
A promenade is being built on the banks of the Danube in Kelenföld In the southern section of Buda, a new pedestrian and leisure promenade with a width of 20-30 meters is expected to be built on the banks of the Danube in Kelenföld, recently a tender was announced for its design.
Which public area should be named after Mari Törőcsik in Újbuda? Mari Törőcsik lived in Újbuda for many years, where a public space will soon be named after her. Locals can now vote to decide whether the current Etele Square, Independence Park, Etele Park or the area around Bottomless Lake will be named after the legendary actress in the future.
Renovation of the Corvinus University Ménesi road campus begins The new education and innovation center, which will be developed from Corvinus University’s Ménesi Road campus, has been inspired by world-class university buildings. This will be the first Hungarian university space in the construction of which sustainability aspects will be fully taken into account. It is the building in which the College of Public Administration operated until the end of 1999.
A new department store can replace the more than 40-year-old service house in Kelenföld In the early 1970s, people living in a housing estate in Kelenföld often complained about the lack of services, and in the second half of the decade, a service house was built to remedy this. It had almost everything needed on the two levels. The now obsolete building on the corner of Tétényi Road - Etele Road is now being sold by the municipalities of the capital and the 11th District, and a service house would be built again on the site.
The local council is planning a community space next to the Árasztó Road dam The Danube Bank area on Árasztó Road in the 11th District would temporarily function as a new public space from the end of August. The local council and the City and River Association (Város és Folyó Egyesület - Valyo) would set up picnic tables and sunbeds to promote the shoreline, the Újbuda district newspaper reported.
The first modern shopping centre in Budapest – The Skála store in Buda opened 45 years ago There was a store in Buda that brought new colour and new quality to the slow socialist state store system. The modern design, the huge floor space of more than 22,000 square metres, and the relative abundance of goods contributed to the rapid rise in the popularity of the Skála store, which opened 45 years ago on 2 April 1976.
Jumping to the present: Újbuda renovated 12 000 square metres of Parks A large 12 000 square metre park has been created among the tower blocks built in Újbuda in the 1970s. Sprawling between Tétényi Road and Fejér Lipót Street, the park includes renovated sports fields and courts, walkways, new ping pong tables and rest stops.
Construction of Gazdagrét confirmed 40 years ago Gazdagrét is unique among the housing estates in Budapest. Located in the Buda hills, the area has clear borders and remains a popular place to live today. A popular soap opera followed its life for years.
Visuals for the renovation of the old Kelenföld railway station published The Museum of Transport has published visuals of the planned conversion of the Budapest-Kelenföld railway station. The dilapidated station building closed in 2019. The Museum of Science, Technology and Transport will create a new exhibition space about the history of the railway in the building, which will also house temporary exhibitions. In a government decree on Tuesday, the renovation of the building was classified a priority investment.
Citadel renovation to create 1500 square-metre exhibition space Several lifts, a pool, a 1,500-square-metre exhibition space and a twenty-metre flagpole will also be installed in the Citadel as a part of the current reconstruction, which will see the walls and gardens of the structure completed in 1854 completely renewed. The work will be carried out by the consortium of ZÁÉV and Market Zrt. for 14.8 billion HUF.
The memento of a World Fair never held – Rákóczi Bridge turns 25 Budapest's first permanent urban bridge built since the end of World War II was completed 25 years ago after 30 different plans were drawn up and 20 years of preparation. It was not welcomed unanimously by Budapest's residents, and the world fair that had been the reason behind its location was never held.
A neglected landmark – A walk on Gellért Hill Despite it being a symbol of Budapest, a popular walking destination, and a nature reserve in the city's heart, Gellért Hill has been neglected for decades. Unfortunately, the situation is beyond slight renovation – a complete replanning and reconstruction are needed.
Renovation of the Cistercian Church to St. Emeric completed The renovated cross was raised onto the east tower of St Emeric Church. The multi-month restoration of the parish which include works on the facade and the interiro has been completed.

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