POSTED: December 14th 2016
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Olympics: Budapest 2024 releases graphics of proposed Olympic Park Cluster

 Budapest 2024 released a series of computer generated images (CGI) of the stunning proposed Olympic Park Cluster in downtown © Budapest 2024
Budapest 2024 released a series of computer generated images (CGI) of the stunning proposed Olympic Park Cluster in downtown © Budapest 2024

Budapest 2024's CGI images © Budapest 2024
Budapest 2024's CGI images © Budapest 2024

Budapest 2024's CGI images © Budapest 2024
Budapest 2024's CGI images © Budapest 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Budapest 2024 released a series of computer generated images (CGI) of the stunning proposed Olympic Park Cluster in downtown to mark the bid's transition into the final candidature phase.

The Hungarian city is bidding against Los Angeles and Paris to host the 2024 summer Olympics.

Budapest 2024 Chairman, Balázs Fürjes stated, "The city will become a single Olympic Park, fed by the energy and vitality that radiates from the Olympic Park Cluster and the athletes."

The Olympic Park Cluster is at the heart of the bid's Games Concept and is the largest of the seven venue clusters. It contains nine competition venues that will host ten sports, along with the Media Village and Olympic Village. Athletes will call the impressive Olympic Village home during the Games as it will house 12 modern, medium-rise blocks with 16,500 beds.

"We feel this is a right-sized Olympic Park, appropriate for a new era of the Olympic Movement. This compactness is reflective of our concept as a whole - the average travel time for athletes from the Olympic Village to their sport venue is a remarkable 12 minutes," expressed Budapest 2024 Director of Sport and Venues, Attila Mizsér.

The proposed Village is easily accessible to the rest of the city and offers numerous forms of transportation to get around such as bus, trolley car, road, suburban rail, tram, and the active Route Network (ARN) made up cycle tracks and pedestrian walkways.

Moreover, the cluster is located in a prime inner city location known as the 'Budapest Southern Gate.' It's currently a brownfield site and the most important of the seven sites marked for renovation. This site located on the eastern bank of the Danube, which includes a new science center and conference center. Also, a new bridge, the Galvani, will be built reconnecting Southern Gate residents with the rest of the city.

"We are very lucky that we have been able to make maximum use of the naturally accessible geography of the city to eliminate traffic delays for athletes, spectators and the wider Games Family. We also have athlete training facilities onsite at the Olympic Village in six temporary buildings," commented Director Mizsér.

Planners hope that the transformation will emulate London's East End renewal that the London 2012 Games stimulated. Budapest's Olympic Village legacy will fill the growing demand for student accommodation. Afterward, 70% of the Village will turn into 'cluster' housing, while 30% will be converted to student apartments. This Budapest 2024 legacy plan aligns with the government's priority to support the growing education sector by enhancing student housing.

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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