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Tenders for renewal of Nyugati and its surroundings being assessed

The second-round assessment of bids in the tender to renew of Nyugati Railway Station and its surroundings is about to begin, Balazs Furjes, the Prime Minister's commissioner for Budapest and its agglomeration, said on Facebook on Friday.

In October 2021, a two-round international architectural design competition was announced for the project to fully revamp Nyugati station and its surroundings, he noted.

Altogether 23.5 hectares will be emptied and replaced by public parks, quality green areas and new public buildings. The station itself will be remodelled and an underground station with six tracks added. The square in front of the station will also be remodelled and greenified.

Twelve teams of architects and engineers with vast experience in renovating Europe’s large, historic railway stations are being considered for the project. The best teams of architects in the world are creating plans in cooperation with five Hungarian offices, he added.

The winner of the tender will be announced on March 26, Furjes said.

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