The office tower is quickly coming together, and it already looks over the Hungarian capital.
The tallest office building in the country has the aim to establish a whole new district in Budapest. The project is unique in every aspect, both in the Hungarian construction sector and the international market. It is impossible to find another building similar to the one designed by Foster and Partners on the Danube bank.
It is one of the most important investments of Budapest of the next couple of years, executed by Property Market, an affiliate of Market Zrt.
The office tower, called MOL Campus, will serve as the future headquarters of MOL Group. It is
the tallest building not only in Budapest but in the whole of Hungary,
wrote DNH earlier this year.
The future headquarters of the company has already reached its tallest point.
The topping out was held at 120m into the sky,
together with a press conference. The highest floor of the building is planned to be located at this height.
If everything goes according to plans, MOL Campus will open a little over a year from now, upon completing the construction of the 143 metres tall building.
The last floor at the top will be accessible for the public to admire the breath-taking view of the Hungarian capital from the open panorama balcony.
Helló Magyar writes that the construction works are going well, currently at 62% readiness.
Nine hundred square metres of solar panels will provide the energy supply of the robust building.
The total functional surface of the 28-floor tower will be 86 thousand square metres. The offices will be located on the upper floors, while the lower part of the tower will give place to restaurants, cafés, and further establishments for the employees.
The whole new district will include 13 office buildings and 15 residential buildings with 3000 apartments, a commercial zone of 15 thousand square metres to provide residents with all necessary services and a new business type of hotel to serve the office park.
Though the tower and its rooftop balcony open for anyone will give a wonderful opportunity to see almost the whole of the capital, the Committee of UNESCO has some counterarguments. They believe that it would have a negative impact on the view of Budapest and its world heritage sights.
Source: dailynewshungary.com, hellomagyar.hu, whc.unesco.org