Pebl of Danube
The project got its name “Dunakavics”(Pebl of Danube) because in its final form it resembles a stack of pebbles, which can be associated with the functions of relaxation and recreation, and the name itself refers to the name of a type of Hungarian national sweets.
There are two essences on the Danube currently a riverside architectural(buildings and hotel ships which are stationary most of the time) and the vehicle type(ships and riverside transportation that are constantly moving). And this project acts as a third kind.
The goal of the object is to create a space that can have multiple functions based on its placement ,the weather, season or event. It can be a movie theater, a concert hall, swimming pool, a space to relax using the waters calming effect, a gallery or a place to host smaller events.
It can be an almost open platform or a place that can provide shade or cover from the rain for the people on it with some rolled up shading system and when the weather becomes cold then there is an easy to set up Thermal insulation in the form of ETFE bubbles which can be held in the storage of the ship and the crewmembers can set it up in a day.
The domestic hot water is produced by the black steel parts of the ship which is semi solar thermal collector and in a hot day it can help to cool the ship down by running water through it faster. The deck can be heated in the winter with electric floor heating.