As soon as the COVID-19 situation improves, the new bath named “Aquaticum Debrecen Strand” will start receiving guests, according to Iván Aurél, the local government’s press chief.
In the summer of 2015, a design contest for the reconstruction of the Debrecen Public Bath was announced. The winner, Bord Architectural Studio came up with a design that disrupts our current imagination about baths and transformed the city’s old public bath to a modern recreation center.
In total, the entire water surface of the bath will be 5700 square meters, an increase of 2000 square meters.
The main entrance will be at “Pallagi” street accessible from the new promenade. Located at the main entrance, a “duck” fountain will mark the entrance, – manufactured by the Zsolnay factory.
The new bath will have 15 pools, a waterfall, and a 12-meter-high sun terrace. You will also see green walls and slides that disappear and reappear from view according to the viewer’s perspective. Families can enjoy a children’s world and a sports zone as well. In building A, there will be four slides,
- 70-meter UFO waterslide,
- 95-meter closed waterslide,
- 110-meter waterslide and
- 125-meter rubber ring water slide.
The four main slides will be red, yellow, blue, and green, each with a curious sound and light effect.
There are also smaller slides for younger visitors. If you need some rest, you can enjoy yourselves on a 2500 square meter terrace where you will find bars and pools. The bottom of one bar sounds outlandish, to be made from glass.
The renewed public bath located in the heart of the Great Forest is surrounded by lush greenery and it is in close proximity to the sports stadium, the Open Air Theatre, and Water Tower venue.
On opening day, students are invited to visit the bath for free.
Debrecen City Card
Debrecen will also introduce a city card (Debrecen city card) to provide local – and tourists later on – with many discounts. The card will provide a significant discount of around 30 per cent for entering the bath and more discounts in the future, for example at cultural events or in the public transport system.