CORVIN PROMENADEIn 2006 Townshend Landscape Architects won a competition to design the public realm based around Corvin cinema, one of the most poignant landmarks in Budapest. The Promenade, one of the largest retail destinations in the city centre is an engaging public space filled on both sides with shops, services and a large variety of quality restaurants, bars, cafes and entertainment venues.
The nature of Corvin Promenade is defined by its linear physical form and the temporal elements that inhabit the space. It is the interplay between the two that set the plan apart and create a visual spectacle. It is a space of civic proportions, a key intervention in the fabric of the City, which has a wider influence than that its physical environs acting as a catalyst for renewal and regeneration while paying respect to the historic context of the site.
Corvin Promenade is being progressively opened and has attracted much local acclaim as one of a handful of successful active modern spaces in one of the pre-eminent cities of Central Europe.