The long-term development idea of the Hungarian Canoe Federation was to create a multifunctional site that would be suitable for both landing and stopping, to replace the sites that had previously disappeared along the Danube River.
▼项目鸟瞰，aerial view © NAPUR Architect
▼项目概览，overview © NAPUR Architect
In the second half of the last century, the current headquarters of the Federation operated as a boat house and several clubs were located on what is now the Moscow Promenade. Unfortunately, in the 1990s these facilities ceased to exist along this stretch of the Danube’s east bank. The Federation developed a concept for a floating yacht moored in front of the Federation Building, with a porting site, changing rooms, ship storage, training and education center, community and exhibition space.
▼漂浮在多瑙河畔的多功能方舟，a multi-purpose ark floating on the Banks of the Danube river © NAPUR Architect
▼从河岸向方舟看去，view to the ark from bank © NAPUR Architect
By using both domestic and EU funds, the Alliance’s wholly owned business companies implemented this niche development. As a result of the development, we created a kayak/canoe-themed water tour stop, community space, exhibition space and training center. It is able to present the history of canoeing, canoeing, and events for any athlete — whether it is an everyday water hiker, a young athlete, or a professional competitor — or it can be used as a starting or stopping place.
▼从河对岸看向方舟，look across the river to the ark © NAPUR Architect
▼通向方舟的钢架台，steel platforms leading to the ark © NAPUR Architect
▼从钢架台进入方舟，enter the ark from the steel platform © NAPUR Architect
▼整个甲板上的34根5.5米至10米长的钢框架柱可适应船体的结构栅格，the 34-piece (5.5m-10m) steel frame posts, all along the board, adjust to the structural raster of the hull © NAPUR Architect
▼方舟一侧，one side of the ark © NAPUR Architect
▼方舟立面细部，details in the facade of the ark © NAPUR Architect
The “TS” barges were manufactured in series between 1968 and 1972 by the MAHART Ship Repair Service under the direction and order of MAHART for domestic and Czechoslovakian orders. The TTS barge was originally intended for freight transport. As such devices, the barge also has an engineered character due to its function, a disciplined design principle, and an internal raster. Based on the structural solutions of the cross-section, we have developed a strange new architecture for the floating site. The 34-piece (5.5m-10m) steel frame posts, all along the board, adjust to the structural raster of the hull. The ship is uniformly designed in white inside and out. The state of simplicity, power and harmonious coexistence must characterize the new float on the Danube, where the river has always inspired mystery.
▼露天甲板，the outdoor deck © NAPUR Architect
▼甲板细部，details of the deck © NAPUR Architect
▼栅格结构细部，grid structure details © NAPUR Architect
▼连接露台与活动区域的下沉甲板，a sunken deck that connects the terrace to the activity area © NAPUR Architect
▼灯光璀璨的下沉甲板，the brightly lit sunken deck © NAPUR Architect
Various events and press conferences are held in the closed board room. Here you will find a cloakroom, an information desk and an electric center. There are two large showcases sunken in the floor of the event area with glass ceilings. There is a steel staircase to the hull from the event area. Service facilities are provided for 240 guests here. The crew and the staff are also housed in the staff room inside the hull, as well as the kitchen technology spaces for serving the catering and the required two engine rooms.
▼从露台看向活动大厅，view the event hall from the terrace © NAPUR Architect
▼活动区域内部，inside the events area © NAPUR Architect
▼地板上的是两个大型下沉陈列厅的玻璃天花板，on the floor are the glass ceilings of two large, sunken galleries © NAPUR Architect
▼活动空间，the events space © NAPUR Architect
On the south side of the float, a raised-deck terrace has been created. The storage area below the raised terrace has a boat storage room for sports activities, its service areas and accessible toilets. From the ship’s warehouse you can get directly to the floating pole installed behind the ship.
▼傍晚时分的方舟河景，evening view of the ark and river © NAPUR Architect
▼灯火璀璨的方舟近景，a close view of the brightly lit ark © NAPUR Architect
▼夜幕时分，night view © NAPUR Architect
▼项目平面和剖面，the plans and section © NAPUR Architect
Architecture：NAPUR Architect Ltd.
Lead architects：Marcel Ferencz DLA, György Détári DLA
Architects：Dávid Nyul, Pál Holyba
Project size：1400 sq.m.
Project team：Tiny napur3, NAPUR Architect Ltd.