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COMPETITION SUMMARY

The northern parts of Budapest are substantially more developed than its southern parts. While proceeding 10 km-s of the city centre towards the north we still find a rather developed and organised urban fabric, however this cannot be said about the southern region. In view of the above fact and that the last crossing over the Danube, i.e. the Megyeri Bridge, which was built in 2008, also lies north, it is evident that the next development should be carried out in the south.
Csepel and its surrounding have tremendous untapped potential, the area is the unexploited treasure of Budapest. The key to the rapid development of this district is the establishment of a quick and direct – currently still missing – connection with Buda and its neighbouring districts.
Within the framework of the extensive technical/professional conciliation process during the past years bearing in mind the effective national development plans and those of the capital city, the existing urban structure and transportation system of the capital was revised again with exceptional care. As a result of these particularly extensive consultation process, a number of correlated transportation and urban development objectives and projects were defined, which are of key importance for Budapest and predominantly the southern Budapest area and are forward-looking in respect of the capitol’s development.
On the basis of these objectives, in agreement with the Municipal Government of Budapest, the Government has decided that preparations for a new 2x3-laned – including a tram way – bridge over the Danube must be commenced to link Galvani street and Illatos road (Galvani utca – Illatos út) to create a new river crossing (“New Danube Bridge”).
There is professional consensus concerning the need for the New Danube Bridge since the 1980s. So much so, that in 1993, the Budapest Municipal Assembly adopted a decision on its construction which, however, was never started due to lack of funds. By contrast to the approximately 1 kilometre distance between bridges in the downtown area, there is no river crossing at this designated section of the Danube for about 15 km. In fact, there has been no direct link between the Buda districts and District XXI within the city limits for almost 70 years, since Csepel was merged into Budapest on 1 January 1950.
The need for this bridge is evidently justified by the circular and radial road network of the capital. In absence of a bridge, the previously under-utilised areas located south of the city could only develop with significant compromises. This is particularly true for the northern parts of Csepel Island, which, in spite of their remarkable features and the closeness of downtown Budapest, was not able to develop adequately up until now.
In addition to helping explore, approach and develop the relevant areas, the New Danube Bridge can bring relief to the overcrowded downtown area by removing a significant part of the traffic. Through the future extension of the route, a new ring road in Budapest can be developed, providing a direct link between Újbuda and Csepel, Ferencváros and Kispest and Kőbánya. It is for this reason that the development plans of Budapest have, for 30 years, included the construction of a new Danube bridge.
Apart from its primary effect on the city’s transport system and urban texture, the construction of a new bridge essentially determines the cityscape of its immediate neighbourhood. The New Danube Bridge will thus play a significant role in shaping the city’s image, determining the cityscape of Southern Budapest and the quality of life of local residents for decades or perhaps even centuries to come. Consequently, the construction of the bridge is not only an opportunity spanning over generations but also a responsibility of a similar magnitude, which must be exercised with proper circumspection. With that in mind, the Government has agreed that, as an exception, an international design contest be announced for the first time since 1894 in order to select the designer.
Therefore, KKBK Nonprofit Zrt., acting as the Contracting Entity, issues an invitation and pre-qualification based, international architecture Design Competition for the design of a new 2x3-lane width Danube bridge, i.e. the New Danube Bridge to be built. The bridge is the central structure of the road from southwest-Buda through the Csepel Island and Illatos út right up to Üllői út, the road infrastructure of which, simultaneously with the bridge over the Ráckeve – (Soroksár) – Danube arm is designed by the Nemzeti Infrastuktúra Fejlesztő Zrt. (National Infrastructure development Plc.).

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2017. 07. 17.
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2017. 08. 22.

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2017. 08. 23.
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2018. 02. 09.
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2018. 04. 19.
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BUDAPEST BRIDGES

Chain Bridge

Structural type: 3 span, stone piers,
suspension bridge
Total length: 380 m
Spans: 3
Main spans: 203 m
Total width: 14,8 m
Road: 2x1
Railway: no
Cycle: no

1839-1849

Margaret Bridge

Structural type: 6 main & 2 side span, steel arch bridge
(1 span side-bridge to Margaret island in the middle)
Total length: 607 m
Spans: 8
Main spans: 88 m
Total width: 25 m
Road: 2x2
Railway: yes
Cycle: yes

1872-1876

Southern Railway Bridge

Structural type: Steel truss bridge
Total length: 472 m
Spans: 9
Main spans: 98 m
Total width: 2x7,3 m
Road: no
Railway: yes
Cycle: no
 

1873-1876

Liberty Bridge

Structural type: 3 span, iron cantilever bridge
Total length: 334 m
Spans: 3
Main spans: 175 m
Total width: 20,1 m
Road: 2x1
Railway: yes
Cycle: no
 

1894-1896

Elisabeth Bridge

Structural type: 3 span, steel suspension bridge
Total length: 380 m
Spans: 3
Main spans: 290 m
Total width: 27,1 m
Road: 2x3
Railway: no
Cycle: no
 

1898-1903

Northern Railway Bridge

Structural type: Steel truss bridge
Total length: 665 m
Spans: 8
Main spans:  92 m
Total width: 10 m
Road: no
Railway: yes
Cycle: yes
 

1894-1896

Gubacsi Bridge

Structural type: Truss girder bridge
Total length: 145,5 m
Spans: 7
Main spans: 54 m
Total width: 25 m
Road: 2x1
Railway: yes
Cycle: yes
 

1924

Kvassay Bridge

Structural type: Steel deck-girder
and truss girder bridge
Total length: 97,4 m
Spans: 2
Main spans: 47,2 m
Total width: 12+9 m
Road: 2x2
Railway: yes
Cycle: yes

1927

Petőfi Bridge

Structural type: 3 main & 4 side span,
steel truss deck-girder bridge
Total length: 514 m
Spans: 7
Main spans: 154 m
Total width: 25,6 m
Road: 2x2
Railway: yes
Cycle: no

1933-1937

Árpád Bridge

Structural type: 12 span, steel
deck-girder bridge
Total length: 928 m
Spans: 12
Main spans: 103 m
Total width: 35,4 m
Road: 2x3
Railway: yes
Cycle: yes

1939-1950

Deák Ferenc Bridge

Structural type: Steel girder bridge
Total length: 770 m
Spans: 9
Main spans: 108 m
Total width: 21 m
Road: 2x4
Railway: no
Cycle: yes
 

1987-1990

Rákóczi Bridge

Structural type: 6 span, continuous
deck-girder bridge
Total length: 494 m
Spans: 6
Main spans: 98 m
Total width: 30,5 m
Road: 2x2
Railway: yes
Cycle: no

1992-1995

Megyeri Bridge

Structural type: Cable stayed bridge,
continuous span girder
Total length: 1862 m
Spans: 27
Main spans: 300 m
Total width: 36,16 m
Road: 2x2
Railway: no
Cycle: yes

2008
EVALUATION JURY

Chairman

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Balázs Fürjes

Government Commissioner for Major Budapest Developments

Introduction

After graduating from the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University, he worked as senior executive and legal counsel in the private sector for 15 years. Currently, as Government Commissioner for Major Budapest Developments, he is responsible for overseeing projects that shape the image of the entire city, such as the construction of the FINA Danube Arena, the Groupama Arena, the Papp László Arena, and the House of Fates, as well as the refurbishment of the Aquarium Music Centre and conference hall. The current projects managed by Balázs Fürjes include the development of the new campus for the National University of Public Service, including the reconstruction of the Orczy Garden and also the construction of the new Puskás Ferenc Stadium.

Co-Chair

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Etelka Barsi-Pataky

Certified engineer, Hungarian Chamber of Engineers

Introduction

Certified engineer, specialist in urban engineering. Together with her designer colleagues she has won, among others, first prize for the Lágymányosi Danube Bridge design competition. Over the course of her career she has held several important positions, including: Chair of the Budapest Urban Development Committee, Principal Private Secretary at the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Water Management, Chair of the Council for Expo ’96 with an honorary State Secretary rank, Member of the Hungarian Parliament, Ambassador of Hungary to Vienna, Member of the European Parliament, and President of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers between 2009 and 2017.

Member

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Erika Miklósa

Opera singer, winner of the Kossuth Prize, the Liszt Ferenc Prize, and the Prima Primissima Prize

Introduction

At the age of 19 – the youngest in history – she was contracted by the Hungarian State Opera. After graduating from the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, in 1996, she continued her studies abroad by becoming a scholar at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, and later at the Academy of Scale of Milan.
Until 1999 she was a member of the Hungarian State Opera, and since 2004 she is a permanent actor of the New York Metropolitan. Beside the genre of opera, she also finds pleasure in the world of operetta; starring at many exclusive gala concerts.
She is involved in healthcare, sports, charity and talent management, in 2011 she was the ambassador of volunteering in Hungary and was awarded the International Fair Play Award in 2012. In 2013, after singing in Los Angeles, she flew to New York to run the marathon.

Member

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György Fekete

President of the Hungarian Academy of Arts

Introduction

Received his degree in interior design from the College of Applied Arts. Participated in numerous large design projects for the General Construction Design Company as lead designer. The author of hundreds of articles, script writer and presenter of six television series covering the culture of environment. Joined the Hungarian Academy of Arts in 1995 and has been president since 2010. Member of the Holy Crown Association. Kossuth Prize winner, Munkácsy Prize winner, Meritorious Artist.

Member

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Enikő Eszenyi

Actor, director, head of the Comedy Theatre of Budapest, winner of the Kossuth Prize and the Jászai Mari Prize

Introduction

She studied at the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest, and graduated as an actress in 1983. As actress, she has played numerous leading roles from among the masterpieces of drama literature. Her performance in several plays was acknowledged through the award for the best actress.

She staged her first production as theatre director in 1991. She received several prizes and awards for the plays she directed both in Hungary and abroad. Thanks to her success in Europe as theatre director, she was invited to the Arena Stage in Washington as well.

She appeared in more than 25 feature films and at least the same number oftelevision films. She got prizes for her performance in films from both professionals and the audience.

Apart from professional prizes, Eszenyi has been awarded several Hungarian State awards for her work. First she received the Jászai Mari Prize and the title of Artist of Merit, then, in 2002, she was decorated by the Kossuth Prize, the most prestigious Hungarian state award, while, in 2007, she received the Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit. In 2010 she was appointed as Ambassador of Hungarian Culture. In January 2012, she became the Person of the Year and she also received the prize of the Artist of the Year 2011.

On 1 February 2009 she was appointed as Artistic Director of the Comedy Theatre of Budapest called “Vígszínház”

Member

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Dr. István Schneller

Hild Prize-winning architect, urban planner, PhD in technical sciences

Introduction

He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Budapest in 1973. From 1975 to 1990 he worked at the Scientific and Planning Institute of Urban Construction, where he was responsible for drawing up regional and urban master plans. In the meantime, he carried out research activity at the Department of Urban Planning and Design of the Technical University of Budapest, which served as the basis of his PhD thesis on the theories of architectural space. From 1991 to 1994, he was the deputy mayor of Budapest responsible for urban management and development. As chief architect of Budapest from 1995 to 2006, he oversaw the elaboration of the Hungarian capital’s long-term Development Concept and Master Plan. In 2006, as professor at the Szent István University, he established and launched the university’s independent five-year course of urban planning, where he is still a professor. His selected works were published under the title “Az Építészeti Tér minőségi dimenziói” (Quality Dimensions of Architectural Space). He is a member of the Chamber of Hungarian Architects, the Hungarian Society for Urban Planning, the Committee on Town Planning of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Habilitation Committee of the Faculty of Architecture of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

Member

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Michel Virlogeux

Michel Virlogeux Consultant SARL

Introduction

Graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He worked at the French Highway Administration for 20 years and he was head of the concreate bridges division and the large bridges division. During this period he designed many bridges with his team, including the Normandie Bridge. He received many awards and he is Member of the French Academy of Technology, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) and of the Royal Society of Edimburgh.

Member

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Dr. Yozo Fujino

Professor of the Yokohama National University

Introduction

Dr. Yozo FUJINO was Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo from 1990 to 2014 and now Distinguished Professor of Institute of Advanced Sciences, Yokohama National Univeristy. His area of expertise comprises dynamics, control and monitoring of bridges and structures, earthquake- and wind-effects on structures. He is also interested in cable-supported long span bridges.
Professor Fujino has been involved in many international projects including Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Tatara Bridge Japan and Millennium Bridge (vibration control), UK. Stonecutters Bridge in Hong Kong, Padma Bridge in Bangladesh.
He was recently appointed to be a policy adviser in the Council of Science and Technology, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan and is in charge of a 5-years large research project “Infrastructure maintenance, renovation and management”.

Member

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Dr. Aarne Jutila

Prof. em., Extraplan Oy, Finland, Honorary Member of IABSE

Introduction

Graduated from Helsinki University of Technology (Civ. Eng.), Diploma Engineer (M.Sc.), Licentiate of Technology, Doctor of Technology. He received many awards, honours and distinctions, he is main or co-designer of altogether about 141 bridges. He has had about 85 membership and chairmanship in domestic and international scientific conferences etc. since 2000. Honorary Member of the International Asociation for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) since 2010. Consulting engineer and bridge design expert.

Member

name

Judit Z. Halmágyi

Architect DLA, designer, urban developement specialist, ZHJ Architects

Introduction

PhD in Architecture, designer, expert in urban development. Currently lead design architect for ZHJ Architects, a satellite architect atelier and creative workshop, and lecturer and associate professor of the Budapest Metropolitan University in the Culture of Environment Programme.

Member

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Sándor Finta

Certified architect, urban planner

Introduction

Sándor Finta graduated in architecture from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 2000, where returned as a research fellow at the Department of Design. After working for Pálffy & Associates Inc. Architects and Planners for a couple of years, he became co-founder and project architect of the based Sporaarchitects office of architecture, which designed several stations of metro line M4 and whose projects are regularly published in the Hungarian and international media. From 2005 he was founder and president of the Board of Trustees of the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre, which is internationally renown for its programmes and activity. The Centre promotes dialogue in the field of architecture, supports Hungarian designers and their projects, and leads new initiatives in the fields of architectural design, culture and the built environment. He was chief architect and Chief Architect and Head of the City Planning Department of Budapest for nearly four years. Currently, he is the Director of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Budapest2024 Olympic bid.

Member

name

Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky

Deputy Mayor of Budapest responsible for human affairs

Introduction

She studied at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. As deputy mayor for human affairs, she oversees the cultural affairs, education, social policy, youth policy, sports life, environmental protection, tourism and urban image of the Hungarian capital since 7 November 2014. From 2009 to 2010 she worked at research institute “Nézőpont Intézet”. From 2010 to 2014 she was a member of the Budapest City Council (FIDESZ-KDNP), the Committee on Employment, the Committee on Legal, Procedural and Nationality Affairs and the Control of Assets Declarations, and the Committee on Budapest Investments and Developments.

As deputy mayor, she oversees a wide range of institutions such as theatres, museums, sports facilities, nursing homes, among others. She pays particular attention to the improvement of the city’s image so that Budapest may become a city that is popular with and more visible to both its inhabitants and visitors.

Member

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Iván Janitsáry

Certified architect and construction engineer, architectural expert

Member

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Dr. Róbert Homolya

Minister of State for Transport Policy, Ministry for National Development

Introduction

Law graduate of the Faculty of Law at Eötvös Loránd University, currently State Secretary responsible for Transport Policy at the Ministry for National Development, Government Commissioner and Prime Ministerial Commissioner responsible for various transport infrastructure development projects. Held several important positions in the past: President of the Development Policy Coordination Committee between 2014 and 2016, Chief Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office between 2014 and 2015, and Deputy State Secretary in charge of the Development Office at the Prime Minister’s Office between 2012 and 2013.

Member

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Dr. Kálmán Dabóczi

CEO of the BKK Centre for Budapest Transport

Introduction

Legally certified economist, doctor of economic science. Currently CEO of the Centre for Budapest Transport and Co-president of the Hungarian Transport Association, member of the Supervisory Committee at BHÉV Ltd. and Board Member of the EMTA (European Metropolitan Transport Authorities). Previously CEO at KTI Institute for Transport Sciences Non-Profit Ltd. and Head of Department at the Ministry for National Development, and while being in this position, he was awarded the Medal of Merit for Transport.

Member

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Dr. János Józsa

University professor, academic, Rector of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)

Introduction

University professor, academic, Rector of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, hydraulic engineer, Leader of the Joint Water Management Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics since 2012. Has attained fundamental and internationally known achievements in the field of lake and river hydrodynamics. Has actively participated in the work of numerous important domestic and foreign scientific societies. His outstanding collection of publications and standard-setting academic work is one of a kind.

Member

name

László Benczúr

Ybl and Prima Primissima award-winning architect, delegate of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers

Introduction

Ybl- and Prima Primissima Prize winning architect, owner of the Hungarian Order of Merit and Gáspár Károli Award, has designed churches, public buildings, office blocks, sports venues and cultural buildings, and was one of the architects behind the Megyeri Bridge. Possesses 50 years’ experience as an architect.
He played a key role in the design of Budapest’s last newly built Danube crossing, the Megyeri Bridge.

Member

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Dr. László Dunai

Dean at the Budapest University of Technology and Economy, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Introduction

Certified civil engineer, Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Board Member of the Hungarian Steel Association. Published on more than 300 occasions, his main areas of research are steel frameworks, steel and concrete composite structures, thin wall structures and connections, numerical modelling of structures.

Member

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Dr. Dénes Dalmy

Bridge design engineer, Budapest University of Technology and Economy

Introduction

Completed his studies in the Faculty of Engineering at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Associate Professor, acquired the title “Doctor of Technology”. Has been carrying out design and expert work as the owner of Propontis Kft. and its legal predecessor since 2002. Has participated in the preparation, design and implementation of many important projects, including the Megyeri Bridge, the Zala Bridge in Zalaegerszeg, the Kőröshegy Viaduct, and the Pentele Bridge. Became President of the Substructure Division of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers in 2008.

Member

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Dr. Ernő Biczók

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Hanover

Introduction

Certified engineer, Doctor of Technology who received his PhD from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and then qualified as a lecturer before receiving the title of private university professor in technical sciences. Currently CEO of the GTU Engineering Office. Registered expert of the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers, responsible expert of the German Railway administration in the field of soil and rock mechanics, registered geotechnical expert of the Lower Saxony Road Administration and Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia Mining Office.

Member

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Beatrix Frankfurt

Architect and design expert, KKBK Zrt.

Introduction

She graduated in architecture from the London South Bank University in 2012. In London, she spent three and a half years working on master plans and design projects of high-rises, hotels and residential buildings with an overall capacity of 30 to 250 flats. From 2012, she was also an HPL lecturer at the school of Architecture of the London South Bank University. Afterwards, she became the coordinator of the Group of Architecture and Urban Planning of the 2024 Olympic bid in Budapest. Since the second half of 2017, she has been working at the Kemény Ferenc Programme Office of the Centre of Key Government Investments (KKBK), as being responsible for the projects of the South Pest facilities.

Alternate Member

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Dr. József Lapos

Structural engineer, professor of the Slovak University of Technology

Introduction

Certified civil engineer, external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Has collaborated in the preparation of 51 building designs and a further 97 expert opinions and load tests. His most important projects include participation in the static calculations for the Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising (Most SNP) in Bratislava, Co-authorship of the spatial planning of the Bratislava Apollo Bridge, renovation of the Little Danube bridge at Kolárovo, Slovakia. Collaborated in the design of the Kralupy nad Vltavou industrial tubular bridge in the Czech Republic, and the Port of Bratislava tubular bridge. Has been a member of many significant professional organisations.

Alternate Member

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Réka Tuss

Investment project manager, KKBK Zrt. (Centre of Key Government Investments)

Introduction

She graduated as architect from the Department of Public Building Design of the Faculty of Architecture of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. After graduation, she worked at the office of architecture of the UNITEF-83 Zrt., where she participated in transport infrastructure and urban development tenders and projects, among others. After she worked in London for almost seven years, where she was involved in the design and implementation of larger sports facilities and community buildings as a project architect. Currently, she is working as an investment project manager at the Centre of key Government Investments, chaired by Government Commissioner Balázs Fürjes.
EXPERTS
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Viktor Tibor Takács

Head architect, Budapest District XI

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Ágnes Majoros

Head architect, Budapest District XXI

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Dr. László Kollár

Structural engineer, BME

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Dr. György Farkas

Structural engineer, BME

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Gyula Bazsó

Bridge design engineer

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András Zsigmondi

Construction technology expert, Hídépítő Zrt.

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Gyula Kolozsi

Costs expert, Hegymagas Kft.

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Zoltán Hodik

Operational expert, Budapest Közút

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Dávid Forgács

Operational expert, BKK Zrt.

name

András Mayer

Investment expert, NIF Zrt

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Márta Budai-Fülöp

Investment expert, NIF Zrt.

name

Pál Csanády

Architect and Design Expert

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Dávid Vitézy

Urban mobility expert

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Zsolt Péter

Design competition expert, Óbuda-Újlak Zrt.

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Anita Bazsik

Representative of the executor, Óbuda-Újlak Zrt.

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Richárd Rompos

Representative of the executor, Óbuda-Újlak Zrt.

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Mariann Urbán

Procurement Director, KKBK Zrt.

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Bálint Iványi

Strategy Manager, KKBK Zrt.

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István Kovács

Investment Project Manager, KKBK Zrt.

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Door Tamás

Director-General for Communication, KKBK Zrt.

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Dr. Domonkos Schneller

Director-General for Strategy, KKBK Zrt.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Legal and public procurement expertise

Introduction

Viktor Tibor Takács is an architect and interior designer. Currently the master architect for District 11 in Budapest. Has participated in the design of many significant domestic and foreign buildings, for example, the renovation of the Pesti Vígadó and the Calgary City Hall. Has won numerous awards, among them the Urban Public Space Renewal Prize in 2015 and the “Façade of the Year” Prize in 2003.

Introduction

She graduated from the Corvinus University of Budapest as an urban architect, then continued her studies by taking the Landscape Architecture and Landscape Ecology doctorate course. During her research she specialized in the revitalization of brownfield zones of Budapest and the Hungarian roots of the European modernist urbanism. Currently she is the acting Chief Architect of the XXI. District of Budapest.

Introduction

Certified civil engineer, specialist engineer in engineering mathematics, Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and member of the Academia Europea (2012), and Széchenyi-Prize winning civil engineer. Currently professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and, since 2015, the Vice Rector for Science and Innovation at the university. Spent many years at Stanford University in the USA as a visiting professor. President of the National Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) between 2009 and 2014, currently Head of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Engineering Sciences Department. Has led and participated in numerous research tenders.

Introduction

Professor emeritus, certified civil engineer, specialist engineer in engineering mathematics, Doctor of Technology, PhD candidate in technical science, habilitated doctor. Lecturer at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics since 1971, during which time he has also held the position of head of department as well as dean. Main areas of expertise are concrete structures, bridge construction, and reinforced concrete structures. Has collaborated in the design, construction and renovation of numerous works of art, supporting structures and bridge structures, among them bridges over the Danube. Member of the board of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers from 2009 to 2013, member of the Standards Council of the Hungarian Standards Institution, as well as the Hungarian Academy of Engineering.

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Certified civil engineer, certified welding specialist. Expert in steel-structure bridges, industrial building constructions, hydraulic structures, towers, railway vehicle chassis and bogies, in addition to construction of steel structures combined with mechanical engineering. Participated in the construction of the Danube Ironworks Convertion Steel Works and the Kisköre Dam. During his career he has played a prominent role in bridge construction. Has participated in the construction of nearly every domestically made steel bridge over the past 50 years. His professional area of interest is technological development and construction organisation.

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Certified civil engineer, has been carrying out his consultancy and expert work at Forkid Ltd. since 2008, during which time he has participated in many significant projects. Member of the Association of Hungarian Consulting Engineers and Architects and the board of the Construction Section of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers, in addition to being a founder of the Federation of Foundation Contractors as well as being a FIDIC umpire. Over the past 45 years he has gained a high level of professional experience in the field of bridge construction and completion. Has received numerous honours in professional engineering circles. His engineering activities include construction, organisational and expert tasks.

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Certified civil engineer, structural engineering expert. His main profile is bridge and road design and organisation, expertise, standardisation and education. Has received various honours such as the Bridge Builder of the Year in 1994, Milliarium Aureum in 2002, the Dr Boldizsár Vásárhelyi Prize in 2011, and the Gábor Baross Prize in 2013. Collaborated on the renovation of the Mária Valéria Bridge, the construction of the Pentele Bridge, the Kőröshegyi Viaduct and the renovation of the Liberty Bridge in Budapest. Organisational memberships: Hungarian delegate for the Bridge Committee of the World Road Association for 12 years, Board Member of the Hungarian Road and Railway Society, Board Member of the Széchenyi Society and the Hungarian Transport Association.

Introduction

Certified civil engineer. Currently Head of the Bridges and Public Art Works Department at the Roads, Bridges and Public Art Works Directorate at the Budapest Közút Ltd. Holds many titles and memberships: member of the Hungarian Chamber of Engineers, Employee Representative of the Supervisory Committee at the Budapest Közút Ltd., member of the Advisory and Support Association of the Hungarian Division at the International Federation for Structural Concrete and a supporting member of the Hungarian Bridge Builders Association.

Introduction

Certified civil engineer, currently carries out design and preparation work for bridge construction and renovation in Budapest as Chief Engineer of the Centre for Budapest Transport Ltd. Leader of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge and Castle Tunnel renovation design project. Coordinated the plans for the recently built Rákos-stream Bridge, in addition to a renovation plans of a further 27 already existing bridge structures. Worked as an expert in the preparation study plan on the post-utilisation opportunities of the Ferenc Deák Bridge superstructure, in addition to participating in the Margaret Bridge renovation project in Budapest.

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Certified civil engineer, Master of Business Administration. Currently Deputy Director of Investment at the Hungarian National Infrastructure Development Ltd. Has also participated in many significant projects as a constructor, main contractor and investor, such as the Ferihegy Airport Terminal 2 and construction of the M0, M3 and M5 motorways, in addition to – among others – investment management supervision of the design for the Tisza Bridge in Szeged, the Danube Bridges in Komárom, and Kalocsa-Paks, as well as the Budapest South Rail Bridge.

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Studied construction and engineering. Currently works on the construction preparation for the Danube bridges between Districts 9 and 21 in Budapest and between Kalocsa and Paks. Has participated in many bridge construction projects, for example, the reconstruction of the István Türr Bridge steel structure in Baja, the renovation of the Mária Valéria Bridge, and the construction of the new Saint László Bridge in Szekszárd. As a builder, he was responsible for the planning and construction of the Danube bridges at Soroksár and Háros on the M0 ring road for the Hungarian National Infrastructure Development Ltd. since 2004.

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He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1994, and in 1997 he obtained his PhD from the Department of Design of the same faculty (his supervisor being Ferenc Török). He was editor-in-chief of the architectural journal “Alaprajz” from 1997 to 2009. Currently, he works as an individual designer, and he has been editor-in-chief of the architectural journal “Metszet” and the Tervlap.hu website since 2010, as well as the main organizer of the International Convention of Architecture.

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Dávid Vitézy is a mobility and public transport professional. He became the founding CEO of BKK, the integrated transport authority of Budapest in 2010. In his 4-year term, he delivered a vision for the future of the Hungarian capital’s transportation system and implemented the new mobility governance framework, while delivering the transport strategy with significant results in major projects. Since 2016, he has, as director general, been responsible for the reconstruction of the new Hungarian Transport Museum, including the design and implementation of a new permanent exhibition. He works as a transport expert and consultant domestically as well as internationally.

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Certified architect, lead designer, Director at Óbuda-Újlak Pte. Ltd., Head of Engineering Consultancy and Project Preparation. Has led the design and construction of numerous large investments, and possesses designer, investor and business experience. Has been responsible for conducting numerous calls for tenders and has participated in the evaluation of submitted tenders as an expert.

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Anita Bazsik is a certified architect, having studied at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Currently works for Óbuda-Újlak Pte. Ltd., evaluating, preparing and programming of works of construction investment project feasibility studies, in addition to implementing the New Danube Bridge project.

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Certified architect, lead designer, currently heads the Óbuda-Újlak Pte. Ltd. Investment Preparation Group. Has participated in the preparation of several large investment projects and in conducting several calls for tenders.

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Administrative Manager, Public Procurement Manager, European Union expert. Began her career in public procurement at the Public Procurement Directorate of the Ministry of Interior, where she dealt with procurement of national priority products and provisions for state administration bodies. Since 2002 she has been involved in numerous public procurement procedures as a consultant and then as head of procurement, being the first responsible for nearly one thousand cases. As Purchasing Director of KKBK, she is responsible for the full-scale preparation and management of procurement procedures for major government developments.

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Besides my other studies, I graduated from Budapest Corvinus University majoring in Area and Urban Development. This has fundamentally defined the way I work for the promotion of transport and urban development, previously at the Ministry of National Economy, and also in my current position. Now I am dealing with preparation and support of major government developments directed and supervised by Government Commissioner Balázs Fürjes.

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Certified civil engineer. Has acquired experience in numerous fields as a designer and contractor. Has carried out client-side investment tasks since 2008. Participated in the building of GSM systems. As a designer he has carried out the static design of industrial, commercial, educational, and sport buildings and monuments. Received training in investment engineering and FIDIC engineering and participated in EuroCode engineer training. Possesses a licence of senior technical manager and technical inspector in the fields of general, transport, and hydraulic construction in addition to civil engineering work.

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Media expert. Joined KKBK Nonprofit Pte. Ltd. in January 2017 as Head of Communication. Has filled management positions at many leading media outlets. From 2013 he was the CEO of Juventus Rádió and was elected as a member of the board of both interest organisations for radio stations. Meanwhile, he meanwhile participated in the creation of a new media agency that has received many international marketing awards. He was the Head of Sales and Marketing at Mediaworks Hungary Ltd. from autumn 2015, where he was responsible for the revenue and marketing communications of more than 60 products.

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Dr Domonkos Schneller graduated from the Faculty of Law at Eötvös Loránd University, and primarily focuses on urban development issues. Chief of staff of Government Commissioner Balázs Fürjes, and Senior Strategic Director of KKBK Nonprofit Pte. Ltd. Has participated in large-scale projects, such as the venues for the FINA World Aquatics Championship, the Puskás Ferenc Stadium, the Groupama Arena and other provincial stadia, and the tenders for the National University of Public Service and Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design campus and the 2024 Olympic bid of Hungary.

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Weil’s Budapest office, opened in 1991, is staffed by a combination of Hungarian and U.S.-qualified attorneys. The office provides legal and procurement support during the competition.

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  • Design company: Ponting d.o.o., Arhitektura d.o.o.
  • Name: Ada Bridge
  • City: Belgrad
  • Country: Serbia
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  • Design company: Ponting d.o.o., Arhitektura d.o.o.
  • Name: Bridge over Drava River in Ptuj
  • City: Ptuj
  • Country: Slovenia
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  • Design company: Ponting d.o.o.
  • Name: Viaduct Peračica - north
  • City: Brezje
  • Country: Slovenia
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  • Design company: Ponting d.o.o.
  • Name: Millennium Bridge
  • City: Podgorica
  • Country: Montenegro
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  • Design company: CÉH Zrt.
  • Name: Megyeri bridge
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: CÉH Zrt.
  • Name: Esztergomi Duna-híd
  • City: Esztergom
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: CÉH Zrt.
  • Name: M43 autópálya, Tisza híd
  • City:
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: CÉH Zrt.
  • Name: Azerbajdzsán, Baku, Öböl – híd
  • City: Baku
  • Country: Azerbaijan
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  • Design company: Explorations Architecture
  • Name: L18 lightrail viaduct
  • City: Saclay
  • Country: France
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  • Design company: Explorations Architecture
  • Name: Schuman bridge
  • City: Lyon
  • Country: France
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  • Design company: Explorations Architecture
  • Name: River Oise bridge
  • City: Compiègne
  • Country: Franciaország
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  • Design company: Explorations Architecture
  • Name: New Wear Crossing
  • City: Sunderland
  • Country: United Kingdom
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  • Design company: COWI
  • Name: Busan-Geoje Bridges
  • City: Busan-Geoje
  • Country: South-Korea
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  • Design company: COWI
  • Name: The New NY (Tappan Zee) bridge
  • City: South NACK to Tarrytown
  • Country: NY USA
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  • Design company: DISSING
  • Name: GERALD DESMOND BRIDGE
  • City: Long Beach, California
  • Country: USA
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  • Design company: DISSING
  • Name: HAALOGALAND BRIDGE
  • City: Norway
  • Country: Narvik
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  • Design company: DISSING
  • Name: HISING BRIDGE
  • City: Gothenburg
  • Country: Sweden
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  • Design company: DISSING
  • Name: NEW CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE
  • City: Montreal
  • Country: Canada
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  • Design company: DISSING + WEITLING
  • Name: QUEENSFERRY CROSSING
  • City: South Queensferry, Firth Of Forth
  • Country: Scotland
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  • Design company: DISSING
  • Name: MERSEY GATEWAY CROSSING
  • City: Halton
  • Country: United Kingdom
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  • Design company: FŐMTERV Mérnöki Tervező Zrt.
  • Name: Dunaújvárosi Duna híd (Pentele híd)
  • City: Dunaújváros
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: Pont TERV Zrt. – Főmterv Mérnöki Tervező Zrt. – UNITEF-CÉH Zrt.
  • Name: Deák Ferenc bridge
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: Knight Architects
  • Name: River Usk Crossing
  • City: Helsinki
  • Country: Finland
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  • Design company: Arup
  • Name: Oresund Bridge
  • City:
  • Country: Denmark/Sweden
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  • Design company: Knight Architects, Arup
  • Name: Jiu Zhou Bridge
  • City: Hong Kong/Zhuhai/Macau
  • Country: China
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  • Design company: Martin Knight with Wilkinson Eyre
  • Name: Sutong Bridge
  • City: Nantong/CNewhangshu
  • Country: China
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  • Design company: Knight Architects
  • Name: Lower Hatea Crossing
  • City: Whangarei
  • Country: New Zealand
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  • Design company: Lavigne Chéron
  • Name: TERENEZ BRIDGE
  • City: Crozon peninsula
  • Country: France
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  • Design company: Lavigne Chéron
  • Name: JACQUES CHABAN DELMAS LIFT BRIDGE
  • City: Bordeaux
  • Country: France
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  • Design company: Lavigne Chéron
  • Name: CONFLUENCES BRIDGE
  • City: Angers
  • Country: France
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  • Design company: Lavigne Chéron
  • Name: DREAM BRIDGE
  • City: Mauritius
  • Country: Ile Maurice
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  • Design company: Lavigne Chéron
  • Name: QATAR BAHRAIN CAUSEWAY
  • City: between Qatar and Bahrain
  • Country: Qatar / Bahrain
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  • Design company: "Zaha Hadid Architects Lead Structural Engineer: Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner Local Engineering Consultant: Sinotech Engineering Consultants Lighting designer Chroma33 Architectural Lighting Design (Taiwan, R.O.C.)"
  • Name: Danjiang Bridge
  • City: Taipei
  • Country: Taiwan
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  • Design company: Zaha Hadid Architects Structure Engineer: Rendel Palmer Tritton Lighting
  • Name: Sheikh Zayed Bridge
  • City: Abu Dhabi
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
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  • Design company: Zaha Hadid Architects Structure Engineer: Arup Associates Fhecor Ingenieros
  • Name: Consultores
  • City: Zaragoza
  • Country: Spain
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  • Design company: Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
  • Name: Ada Bridge
  • City: Belgrade
  • Country: Serbia
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  • Design company: Leonhardt, Andrä und Partner
  • Name: Rhine Bridge Wesel
  • City: Wesel
  • Country: Germany
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  • Design company: Marc Mimram Architecture et Ingenierie
  • Name: HASSAN II BRIDGE AND ACCESS STRUCTURES
  • City: Rabat
  • Country: Morocco
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  • Design company: Marc Mimram Architecture et Ingenierie
  • Name: JINGJIA BRIDGE IN NINGBO
  • City: Ningbo
  • Country: China
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  • Design company: Marc Mimram Architecture et Ingenierie
  • Name: BENG BU BRIDGE
  • City: Tianjin
  • Country: China
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  • Design company: Marc Mimram Architecture et Ingenierie
  • Name: FENG HUA BRIDGE
  • City: Tianjin
  • Country: China
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  • Design company: Marc Mimram Architecture et Ingenierie
  • Name: BRIDGE OVER THE RHINE BETWEEN STRASBOURG AND KEHL
  • City: Strasbourg / Kehl
  • Country: France / Germany
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  • Design company: Mott MacDonald
  • Name: Troja Bridge
  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech
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  • Design company: Mott MacDonald
  • Name: Bhumibol I (Industrial Ring Road Bridges)
  • City: Bangkok
  • Country: Thailand
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  • Design company: Mott MacDonald
  • Name: Rama VIII Bridge
  • City: Bangkok
  • Country: Thailand
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  • Design company: IDC
  • Name: Incheon Bridge
  • City: Incheon
  • Country: South Korea
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  • Design company: BEaM (Arup)
  • Name: Gerald Desmond Memorial Bridge Project
  • City: Long Beach, CA
  • Country: USA
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  • Design company: Ney & Partners
  • Name: City Bridge 'De Oversteek'
  • City: Nijmegen
  • Country: Netherlands
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  • Design company: Ney & Partners
  • Name: Harchies Bridge
  • City: Bernissart
  • Country: Belgium
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  • Design company: Ney & Partners
  • Name: Vroenhoven Bridge
  • City: Riemst
  • Country: Belgium
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  • Design company: Ney & Partners
  • Name: Footbridge ‘De Lichtenlijn’
  • City: Knokke
  • Country: Belgium
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  • Design company: Pont-TERV Mérnöki Tervező és Tanácsadó Zrt.
  • Name: M43 autópálya Móra Ferenc Tisza-híd
  • City: Szeged - Makó közötti szakasz
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: Pont-TERV Mérnöki Tervező és Tanácsadó Zrt.
  • Name: Kőröshegyi völgyhíd
  • City: Kőröshegy
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: Pont-TERV Mérnöki Tervező és Tanácsadó Zrt.
  • Name: Komárom – Komarno közötti új ferdekábeles közúti Duna-híd
  • City: Komárom-Komarno
  • Country: Hungary / Slovakia
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  • Design company: Pont-TERV Mérnöki Tervező és Tanácsadó Zrt.
  • Name: 813 sz. főút Győr keleti elkerülő Mosoni Duna hídja
  • City: Győr
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: WilkinsonEyre
  • Name: Tappan Zee Bridge
  • City: New York
  • Country: USA
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  • Design company: WilkinsonEyre
  • Name: Nesciobrug
  • City: Amsterdam
  • Country: Netherlands
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  • Design company: WilkinsonEyre
  • Name: Stonecutters Bridge
  • City: Hong-Kong
  • Country: China
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  • Design company: WilkinsonEyre
  • Name: Viaduc de la Savoureuse
  • City: Vallée de la Savoureuse - Bermont
  • Country: France
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  • Design company: M. Barani (Archi) + setec tpi
  • Name: Eric Tabarly bridge
  • City: Nantes
  • Country: France
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  • Design company: SPECIÁLTERV Építőmérnöki Kft.
  • Name: FERDEKÁBELES HÍD A LUAPULA-FOLYÓ FELETT
  • City: Kasomeno-Kasenga összekötő út
  • Country: Congo - Zambia
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  • Design company: PIPENBAHER INŽENIRJI d.o.o.
  • Name: NISSIBI BRIDGE
  • City: Kahta, Adıyaman–Siverek, Şanlıurfa
  • Country: Turkey
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  • Design company: PIPENBAHER INŽENIRJI d.o.o.
  • Name: 10. SZ. VASÚTI HÍD AZ A1 JELŰ TEL AVIV
  • City: A1Tel Aviv – Jeruzsálem vasútvonal – Israel
  • Country: Israel
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  • Design company: SPECIÁLTERV Építőmérnöki Kft.
  • Name: M0 AUTÓÚT ÉSZAKI DUNA-HÍD
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: UNITEF-83 Zrt., CÉH zRt., UNITEF-CÉH Zrt.
  • Name: Megyeri bridge
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: Pont TERV Zrt. – Főmterv Mérnöki Tervező Zrt. – UNITEF-CÉH Zrt.
  • Name: Deák Ferenc bridge
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: Buro Happold
  • Name: Baakenhafen Bridge
  • City: Hamburg
  • Country: Germany
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  • Design company: UNStudio
  • Name: Bridge over the River Ijssel
  • City: Zwolle
  • Country: Netherlands
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  • Design company: UNStudio
  • Name: Erasmus Bridge
  • City: Rotterdam
  • Country: Netherlands
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  • Design company: Buro Happold
  • Name: King Abdul Aziz Flyover
  • City: Riyadh
  • Country: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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  • Design company: UNStudio
  • Name: Prince Claus Bridge
  • City: Utrecht
  • Country: Netherlands
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  • Design company: Buro Happold
  • Name: New Wear Crossing
  • City: Sunderland
  • Country: United Kingdom
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  • Design company: UVATERV Zrt.
  • Name: Rákóczi bridge
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: UVATERV Zrt.
  • Name: M44 autópálya Tiszakürti Tisza-híd
  • City: Tiszakürt
  • Country: Hungary
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  • Design company: UVATERV Zrt.
  • Name: M44 autópálya Körös-híd
  • City: Kunszentmárton
  • Country: Hungary
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The New Danube Bridge Competition Brief has been modified. The modified documentation and the list of modifications are available after login and downloading the documentation.
Please note that during the pre-qualification phase Applicants may submit their questions regarding the pre-qualification process to the Contracting Entity on the Design Competition website by 17 July, 2017.