Oil and gas company MOL opened its new headquarters in the Kopaszi-gát area of south Budapest on Thursday.
MOL President-CEO Zsolt Hernádi told the opening event that 2,500 people will be working in the building to ensure the company’s growth with the further aim of securing Hungary’s energy supplies. The building was designed by FintaStudio, the Hungarian partner of Foster and Partners, and the interior design was created by Kinzo and the Minusplus planning and design office, he added. Construction was carried out by Market Építő.
Director in charge of consumer services, Péter Ratatics, noted the building is 143m high, with total floor space of 86,000sqm. He added that the construction was financed by MOL from own resources, but he declined to reveal the total cost.
According to the Wikipedia, “modern sources currently define skyscrapers as being at least 100 metres (330 ft) or 150 metres (490 ft) in height, though there is no universally accepted definition.” The height of MOL’s new headquarters in Budapest is 143 metres, Hungary’s tallest office building.