The municipality of Budapest and the Budapest City Image Non-profit llc. once again launched its yearly competition called TERASZ Budapest 2016. The applicants could win the prestigious „TERASZ Budapest 2016” prize in three categories: terrace, garden/roof terrace, and pop-up. We are happy to announce that the judges chose the Eiffel Square Giraffe garden as the winner in the pop-up category.
The main scenes of urban life are the public spaces. The various uses that people find for them are the engine of modern urban living. The traditional forms that this can take are the cafés, restaurants, pubs and other catering units with outdoor seating areas. These public and semi-public spaces provide opportunities for meetings, the possibility to use these spaces under the clear blue sky, and they are essential for a healthy, vibrant city life. The caterers are seizing the opportunity to create these outdoor consumer spaces more and more, and the restaurant terraces and beer gardens have become a more and more integral part of the summer and winter cityscape of Budapest. These spaces vary in design and quality a lot, and play an important role in how locals and tourists view Budapest. The aim of this competition was to encourage an overall improvement in the standard of quality of the terraces and beer gardens, and find good examples for others to follow. Also, shining a spotlight on these quality establishments whose appearance further improves the Budapest skyline, and the capital’s image.
With this, we congratulate the organizers for their creative, and high-quality work, which furthered the positive image of Eiffel Square and Budapest, while their presence invigorated the life of the place. The Giraffe garden will open up for its guests in spring once again.