Budapest’s newest Aquatic Centre, the Duna Aréna was built to be the main venue of the 17th FINA World Championships. It is considered as a huge achievement, as it was completed in less than two years, a record-breaking time.
The complex features two Olympic-size pools – the competition pool is 3m deep, while the depth of the warm-up pool can be adjusted; according to the need and by involving temporary but indoor stands it can accommodate more than 5,000 spectators as well as, cater to all demands of any large-scale event. Applying the latest development is all areas, this magnificent building shall become a great home of each aquatic discipline and can host a series of international events.
It is important to highlight that the construction of the complex was carried out in an environmental conscious and sustainable way, as a significant part of the temporary stands will be re-used and installed in other facilities.
The essential purpose of the final structure was the unique ability to fill the needs of major Hungarian aquatics organisations ranging from swimming to water polo, synchronised swimming and diving. Additionally, it will also provide opportunity for the general public both for engaging in water sport activities and for water related pursuit of leisure as well.
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