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MVM Dome Budapest

Water-saving fittings from SCHELL in a multipurpose indoor arena

The high standards in Hungary’s modern multipurpose MVM Dome in Budapest are also supported by the 214 self-closing wash basin taps from SCHELL. These taps are used in the sanitary facilities for the multipurpose stadium, whose 20,000-spectator capacity makes it one of Europe’s largest indoor arenas.

Project data:

Property type: Multi-purpose stadium

Requirements: New-build project

Completion: 2021

Place: Budapest

Country: Hungary

Site area: 49,700 m² footprint, 20,000 capacity

Architect: György Skardelli

Operating company: Sportfive

Administration: FTC Ferencvárosi Torna Club

SCHELL products: XERIS SC self-closing wash basin tap

Challenge

At event venues built on the scale of the MVM Dome Budapest, the peak levels of use experienced at times in the sanitary facilities present a particular challenge. During a major event, the sanitary equipment installed in the WCs at this multipurpose arena needs to reliably handle use by up to 20,000 visitors. Product qualities such as resistance to vandalism and robust construction are therefore very important. Compliance with demanding hygienic standards is also required and, last but not least, criteria like energy efficiency and sustainability also need to be met.

Solution

A total of 214 of SCHELL’s XERIS SC self-closing wash basin taps were installed in the visitor WCs at MVM Dome. Featuring a timeless, linear design, the fittings offer manual operation but close automatically after a configurable flow time of 2 to 15 seconds. The water flow volume does not exceed 5 l per minute, making these taps especially economical. The self-closing technology also offers significant advantages for sanitary facilities with high footfall like those in the MVM Dome. On the one hand, this automatic closing system considerably reduces water consumption. On the other, these chromed brass fittings also improve user hygiene in the washrooms because, once hands are clean, the flow of water does not need to be shut off again manually after handwashing but simply stops automatically without intervention from washroom patrons. Since most infectious diseases are transmitted via the hands, this is an especially positive factor in terms of user hygiene. The minimalist product design also makes the taps especially vandal-resistant, since there are no obvious ‘targets’ such as protruding handles. With these well thought-out product features and a highly functional design, the XERIS SC self-closing wash basin taps from SCHELL integrate seamlessly with the modern, high-quality design approach taken by the multipurpose MVM Dome stadium.

Covering a total of 49,700 m² and offering space for up to 20,000 spectators, the MVM Dome in Budapest succeeded Cologne’s Lanxess Arena as the world’s largest handball stadium when it opened in December 2021. Constructed according to a design from Hungary’s star architect György Skardelli, the multipurpose arena not only offers facilities for hosting a huge range of sporting events but is also a highly capable venue for concerts, shows, trade fairs and exhibitions.

With its futuristic, geometric appearance, Budapest’s latest structural tour de force might be an impressive sight even during daylight hours, but at night, the 700 m² LED projection screen and its 2,800 lights turn the MVM Dome into an illuminated, architectonic spectacle. Measuring 40.5 m at its highest point, this event arena features 49 VIP boxes, 14 lifts, 8 escalators and a video cube weighing no less than 12 tonnes with a screen area of 216 m², which is suspended from the arena roof.

Thanks to its advanced sound, image and lighting systems, plus reconfigurable spectator stands, the MVM Dome can host almost any type of event, from popular indoor sports like handball, basketball and tennis through to figure skating and ice hockey, and even motorsports and competitive swimming. In 2022, this multipurpose stadium was already hosting the European Men’s Handball Championship – with the Women’s Championship set to follow in 2024, followed by the World Men’s Championship in 2027.