Wein János Park

name of work: Wein János Park
location: Budapest
year of design/realization: 2016/2017
landscape architects: Gergő Barcsay, Bettina Horváth, Gábor Szohr

Wein János Park is an inner park situated in the 13th district of Budapest. The orthogonal spatial structure formed in the landscape architecture concept responds to the raster construction style and architectural style (ArtDeco, Bauhaus) typical of Újlipótváros, drawing on the design and plant use of the nearby St. Stephen's Park.

Two functional spaces were developed in the front ofthe park:a square that islinked to the city, where the statue of Wein János is placed, which also serves as a passage to therear, and a greener, grassy area to relax. In the park area a playground wasdeveloped for children.  Instead of theusual playground elements, we have created spatial structures that create avariety of spatial situations: terrain of different heights and formations thatinvite children to play, run, or climb upon.

In addition to the uniform beige rubber pavement, there isa highlighted path in the area that separates the spatial units, which alsodescribes a roller-coaster trail, bordering or passing through the terrain. Thereis also a backyard attached to the playground, which functions specifically asan inner courtyard garden. Residents may know and care for this intimate greenspace as their own.