Hungarian Autoklub Headquarters: Magyar Autóklub Budapest

Hungarian Autoklub Headquarters Budapest, Hungary Office Building, Images, Development

Hungarian Autoklub Headquarters

Budapest Office Building, Hungary – design by Vikar&Lukacs Architects Studio

page updated 1 Aug 2016 ; 14 Dec 2011

Hungarian Autoklub Headquarters

Design: Vikar&Lukacs Architects Studio

Magyar Autóklub

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photos © Tamás Bujnovszky

Hungarian Autoklub Budapest

Vikár & Lukács Architects Studio won the commission for this project on a competition for a new iconic headquarter of the Hungarian Autoklub.

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photos © Tamás Bujnovszky

The main gesture of the building is a ribbon that wraps around the office spaces on seven floors, while articulating a letter ‘a’. As the site is located near the Danube bridge, local politicians appreciated to have a building that works as a point of orientation for drivers that arrive to district Ujpest.

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photos © Gábor F. Tóth

The main hall and service functions are found on the ground floor, while on the very top, under the arc is a rooftop terrace for representative meetings. The looping strip is about 1,0 meter thick, it has a changing width and deforms as it articulates the loop.

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photos © Gábor F. Tóth

The two component of the building comes back also in the material usage, the strip without openings with metal cladding, and the glass curtainwall of the wrapped building volume. Using geothermal energy system in the building helped us to free the rooftop from technical devices.

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photos © Civertan

Hungarian Autoklub HQ – Building Information

Architects: Vikar&Lukacs Architects Studio, web link: www.vikluk.hu
Project team: András Vikár, István Lukács, Balázs Domokos, András Klopp
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Client: Magyar Autóklub
Built: 2010-11
Built area: 3,430 sqm
Photographs: Tamás Bujnovszky, Civertan, Szandra Váraljai, Gábor F. Tóth

Hungarian Autoklub Headquarters Budapest
photo © Szandra Váraljai

Location: Hungary, 1043 Budapest, Breda József road 15.

GPS: N 47. 33. 24. E 19. 05. 01. H 361 Feet

Hungarian Autoklub HQ images / information from Vikar&Lukacs Architects Studio


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