Construction work has begun on Pannon Park which will house Central Europe’s largest aquarium.
Zoltán Balog, minister of Human Resources, announced that a communal area offering a family-friendly environment will be built at Budapest Zoo, offering customers an ultra-modern experience.
The complex will house an outdoor runway, a 1.7 hectare hypermodern bio-dome, and central Europe’s largest and most state-of-the-art aquarium. The project has a budget of 43.7 billion HUF (140 million EUR).
Budapest Mayor István Tarlós said that Pannon Park will be the biggest development in the history of the zoo, and will be built where the old amusement park used to reside.
According to mno.hu, the bio-dome presenting “the onetime flora and fauna of the Carpathian Basin” will be an architectural, botanical and zoological wonder at the same time.
The organic space will be open all year around and will be the home of 1400 tree-size plants and a smaller elephant herd. The dome will also recycle the thermal heat and rainwater of Budapest, and create a new green zone in the city.
The mayor also said Pannon Park proves that the government and the city authorities can work well together, despite rumors suggesting the contrary.