Hungary’s Nokia Skypark is the world’s second best office building
It has been barely a year since the state-of-the-art office building, Nokia Skypark, was opened on the Corvin Promenade in Budapest. The building that gives a home to one of Hungary’s largest IT centre has now made it to the top three at the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards, as building trade portal Magyar Építők reports.
This is not the first time that Nokia Skypark was awarded since it was opened last May. In November 2017, it was crowned as ‘The best project of the year’ at the Portfolio Property Awards. Shortly, in December, it cashed in another title for the best project at the FIABCI Hungarian awards.
ZDA-Zoboki and Associate Architects designed the building, Futureal developed it, and it is the latest and last addition to the Corvin Promenade. Nokia Skypark is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, but this comes as no surprise as technological- and research developments are taking place there. The building complex lies on a 25 thousand square metres large territory, costing around 70 million euros.
The aforementioned designer, the ZDA-Zoboki and Associate Architects, is the only company in Hungary to win four times the FIABCI award.
The company won two international first prizes and the second prize for their design plans on the Palace of Arts, the Gedeon Richter Ltd. Chemical Research and Office Building, and the Telenor Headquarters. Also, ZDA-Zoboki and Associate Architects were awarded a FIABCI Excellence Diploma.
FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence
Magyar Építők writes that the latest award that Nokia Skypark won was the silver medal at the FIABCI-organised World Prix d’Excellence challenge. The 69th FIABCI World Congress along with the award-giving ceremony was organised in Dubai. The FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards are organised for over 25 years now and is the world’s most prestigious real estate development award. Sixty countries are represented each year.
The main aspects taken into consideration when choosing the winner is the development’s main concept and the results, the architectural and civic design’s standard, the quality of the artistry and the amount of time spent on carrying out the plan. Environment protection is also important and the usefulness of the complex for society, along with the efficiency of the lending or the selling.
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