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  • REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE BUILDING - 2010. - Budapest

    The neo-baroque private palace was built in 1901 for the opulent Dungyerszky family. The creator was the favourite architect of the era’s aristocracy, Artur Meining from Saxony.
    The main elements of the extension-conversion were the attic conversion, the glass roofing of the inner court, the modern, variable, perspicuous office plans and the new passage system. While we preserved and reconstructed the existent values of the building (such as the facades, the main spaces of the entrance section, the staircase to the second floor and the spaces of the piano nobile), the new building elements were created in the spirit of contemporary architecture; fitting to but also keeping distance from the old.
    A special attention was given to the loft conversion that according to the customer demands, provides the panoramic view over the city while matching the conservation standards (keeping the original roof form, the material and homogeneity of the slate cladding).  Following the original arc of the roof we created a solution of glass walls that we combined with a unique, independently movable slate lamella system. When closed, it seems a slate roofing from the outside, however when opened it is an automatically regulated shading system in front of the inimitable panoramic view of the inner city.
    Our office’s work in the planning and the construction was sided by the arranging and general planning of Platiniumgroup Ltd.

    In 2011 the building has been awarded with the Aluta Niveau Prize and the XIII. Hungarian Real Estate Niveau Prize from the Budapest Chamber of Architecture.