Dagály Swimming Centre

According FINA’s decision in 2015, March, Hungary will host the swimming, water polo, diving, synchronised swimming and open water World Championships in 2017. To stage the World Championships Hungary committed to build a state of the art water sport complex, meeting the expectations of the 21st century, by 15 March 2017.

The Dagály Swimming Complex will be built on the northern part of Dagály Swimming Pool. During the 2017 world championships, the swimming complex will fundamentally consist of two facilities: a basic building with a capacity of 5,355 people and a temporary building comprising of temporary stands and service facilities. The entire facility will have a gross capacity of 14,693 (a number of spectators that for media deck seats is to be increased by a multiple of the space requirement laid down for ordinary spectators).

At a conceptual level the basic building has been planned by the complex planning team employed by National Sports Centres so as to leave a true gem for Budapest after the subsequent demolition of the temporary facilities. It was an essential planning objective that the projected final building would also in itself be able to meet the needs of the Hungarian Swimming Association, the Hungarian Water Polo Association, the Hungarian Synchronised Swimming Association, and the Hungarian Diving Association, moreover to be also available for the greater public to engage in water sports or in recreational activities in the facilities (water gymnastics, water aerobics, etc.). Of course it was also among the objectives that, in addition to serving these functions, the Complex would integrate in the daily operation of Dagály Swimming Pool, thus making it possible that the visitors of the Swimming Pool and the Swimming Complex will be able to use both facilities simultaneously.

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Magyar Nemzeti Vagyonkezelő Zrt.

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Budapest, Hungary
32 700 m²

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