The 28-storey tower and podium will be the new headquarters for Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group (Foster + Partners)

Tallest tower in Budapest: design unveiled

6 October 2017 | By GCR staff 0 Comments

UK-based architectural practice Foster + Partners this week revealed designs for what it said would be the tallest tower in Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

The 28-storey tower and podium (pictured) will be the new headquarters for Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group, and will consolidate all its operations in a single location.

Nigel Dancey, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners said the design “follows the highest standards of sustainability, and is respectful of its historic surroundings”.

“As we see the nature of the workplace changing to a more collaborative vision, we have combined two buildings – a tower and a podium – into a singular form, bound by nature,” Dancey said.

The architect called it a “light filled inspirational space for people to work in” (Foster + Partners)

Inside, offset service cores will create large areas to encourage collaborative working. The firm called it a “light filled inspirational space for people to work in”.

It added: “All occupants have a direct connection to the external environment providing fresh air, daylight and views, and the building utilises low and zero carbon energy sources, such as photovoltaics, also featuring rainwater harvesting and storage facilities.”

Main photograph: The 28-storey tower and podium will be the new headquarters for Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group (Foster + Partners)