Iconic Headquarters For the Hungarian Autoklub in Budapest
Vikar & Lukacs Architect Studio recently completed the headquarters for the Hungarian Autoklub, located in Budapest. The total built area was 3430 square meters and the design idea implied the construction of the letter “A”. Here is more from the architects: “The main gesture of the building is a ribbon that wraps around the office spaces on seven floors. 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. 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“. Located near the Danube bridge, the building acts as an important landmark, helping drivers orient when arriving in the Ujpest district.