The large-scale real estate development project known as BudaPart is one of Budapest's largest brownfield-revitalisations in the Lágymányosi Bay area, next to River Danube.
One of the largest residential complexes in Hungary was built in the city centre of Szeged from more than 7000 prefabricated elements and a total of 8510 m3 of concrete. The project in Huszár Street includes 593 apartments, offices and shops.
The six-hectare site, replacing the industrial character of the former cable factory and wholesale food site, will provide a green environment for its future residents in the city centre. Cedar Grove takes its name from the evergreen that grows there.
In Budapest, at the intersection of Árpád út and Váci út, one of the most innovative residential parks in the city was built on an empty plot of land that has been unused for more than ten years. Historically, the area is known for its manufacturing industry, which, however, collapsed after the regime change in 1989, and the buildings previously standing here were also demolished. After that, the building complex now known as Panoráma Lakópark (Panorama Residence) was built here as a brownfield investment between 2018-2020.
One of the most famous examples of railroad reuse as a green space is the High Line (or High Line Park) in New York, which has been recognised as an icon of innovative design since its opening in 2009, and serves as a model for the reuse of abandoned infrastructure in other cities around the world. However, not everyone knows that the design of the High Line itself was based on another development, the Coulée verte René-Dumont (also known as the Promenade Plantée) in Paris, which opened in the early 1990s.
Szabihíd is a non-profit cultural event, an occasion for the pedestrian use of the Liberty Bridge. Its aim is to bring people closer to urban spaces, to their city and to the river that runs through it, and uncover the opportunities lying in our public spaces.
The municipality of Rotterdam and the Rotterdam Port Authority want to develop M4H (Merwe-Vierhavens, a 100 years old harbour area in the City of Rotterdam, a brownfield area with heavily polluted soil) into an innovative living-work environment, optimally equipped for innovative manufacturing industry and with a mix of working, residential, culture, catering, sports and education. An energetic district with an impact on both the city and the port.
In 2017, the municipality and the Port Authority formulated five objectives for M4H:
Schoonschip is Amsterdam’s innovative circular neighbourhood, a community-driven project set to become a prototype for floating urban developments. It is situated in the North of Amsterdam, in the Johan van Hasseltkanaal. This neighborhood used to contain mostly industrial activity, and now is transformed into a sustainable residential area.
Self-driving car robots will patrol the city to detect dangerous situations while IoT-powered collecting bins will be wheeled out to help improve the recycling rate of domestic waste. Seoul has announced, that self-driving car robots will patrol the city to detect dangerous situations or to spray disinfectant.
This mixed-use development reimagines a vacant, 19th century warehouse on the DUMBO waterfront as a contemporary creative workplace and community hub. The conversion of this 42 000 m2 complex provides Brooklyn’s burgeoning Tech Triangle with much-needed office space, and brings retail, dining, public space, and exhibition galleries to the neighborhood.
In 2016, the municipality of the Hungarian capital city approved for the first time the preparation of a brownfield and unused areas cadastre covering the entire territory of Budapest, together with a continuously updated database.