Plans unveiled for 28ha Soroksari mixed-use regeneration development in central Budapest

Chapman Taylor’s design for a mixed-use community at Soroksari, in the heart of Budapest, has been unveiled.

The urban regeneration masterplan will transform a derelict former slaughterhouse complex into a dynamic residential and office district with complementary retail and leisure provision and two underground levels of parking.

The site sits in a prime city centre position next to theatres and museums, and is endowed with excellent transport connections to the rest of the city – the adjacent Rákóczi Bridge provides an easy link to the western side of the River Danube. The masterplan has been designed to optimise the views available from both the office and residential buildings over the river and the surrounding streetscape.

The historical structures on the site – the Bull Gate, the water tower and the two main elevations of the old slaughterhouse buildings – are sensitively incorporated into the masterplan design.

The state-of-the-art office buildings are located along the edge of Soroksari Road, continuing the area’s ‘office corridor’ and buffering the residential element. This is the most beneficial layout for new offices, as it provides great river views and a prominent address on the main road.

This main piazza, the focal point of the development, is separated from the gardens by the historical walls which will be home to high-end restaurants, hotels and entertainment. The arches flanking the main entrance to the slaughterhouses have now became gates to the gardens.

Chapman Taylor’s London and Brussels studios created the Masterplan Concept on behalf of Turkish client APD Real Estate Kft. for this sensitive urban regeneration project.


For more information, please contact:

Marcelina Zielinska (BA(Hons) DipArch MA ARB)

Director, London

Marcelina joined Chapman Taylor in 2007 and was promoted to Director in 2017.

Having worked initially on the successful delivery of St. David’s 2 in Cardiff, she then moved to the UK concept design team to focus on the early design stages of major projects. 

She has a love for urban environments and a keen interest in the masterplanning and design of complex mixed-use developments as catalysts for urban regeneration.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Retail / Leisure

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