MOL Campus Inaugurated
Photo by MTI/Zoltán Balogh
The inauguration of the 143-meter-high MOL Campus took place yesterday, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
The building now serves as the headquarters of oil and gas company MOL. Some 2,500 employees of the company will work in the building in the future.
From spring 2023, the building will also open its doors to the public, meaning that visitors will be able to go up to the 29th-floor observation deck. MOL Campus was designed by Foster+Partners of London and Finta Studio of Hungary.
The MOL Campus is located in one of the most dynamically developing areas of Budapest, BudaPark. The company aims to make the building one of the country's landmarks, so in addition to the observation deck, the building will also feature a visitor center, two restaurants, and a Fresh Corner.
The interior design was primarily focused on creating a modern, sustainable and ideal workplace that supports collaboration. The design of the offices follows the ABW (Activity-Based Workplace) model, which means that each employee can choose his or her own working environment depending on the task at hand and can change it flexibly at any time. In the tower section, triple units, called triplets, house the different departments.
"This is the building of the future. A walnut tree is planted, and a house is only built by a person who trusts in the future. Someone who trusts that not only he but also his descendants will enjoy these assets for generations to come. MOL also decided to build a new, privately owned headquarters in 2016 because we believe and trust in the future. We built this building not for ourselves, but for the future, for future generations and future workers. We want them to own it and carry on MOL's success for decades to come. Everything in this building is about the employees, from the lovable community spaces to the collaborative working environment and sustainable solutions," stressed Zsolt Hernádi, CEO of the MOL Group.
According to the press release, MOL Campus is one of the greenest office buildings in Budapest boasting high-level energy efficiency and environmental awareness. The company says that it's ambition is for the new headquarters to achieve the Excellent and Platinum grades of the international Breeam and Leed certifications. The building features innovative solutions such as 900 sqm of solar panels, a geothermal cooling and heating system, as well as greywater recycling.
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