The development started by demolishing a legendary department store of the 2nd half of the 20th century – SKáLA BUDA. Its inauguration in 1976 passed for a sort of a little scandal, because SKáLA brought into being based on western samples started its operation as a competitor for the chain stores built by the party-state. This was the first place in Hungary where people met moving staircases, shopping carts and music entertaining them during shopping. Whilst the building itself could be counted as revolutionary, the gardening of its environment practically failed to come about. Each square metre was occupied by parking vehicles. Though the department store has lost its one-time importance since that time, the area, as the centre of this part of the city, remained an ideal site for development.
According to our motto, the image of a public space—apart from the indispensable functionality—is determined by original solutions of forms and by the spaces of interesting personal experience and action. This is why we put special emphasis on the uniqueness of the environment. Our aspiration in this regard may be recognised in the architecture of claddings, in the illumination of open spaces or the appearance of the water feature, the unique design of the playground fence and the street furniture.