Vörösmarty 1 - Budapest, Hungary

Fazakas Architects - György Fazakas, Jean-Paul Viguie
Date Built
2004 - 2007
Vörösmarty Ter
This building faces towards Vörösmarty Square, named after the 19th century Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty.  It incorporates retail, office and residential spaces arranged around a central atrium.  The underground levels are occupied by a parking lot for 158 cars.  There is retail on the first basement level, the ground floor and the first floor.  Offices occupy floors two to four and the fifth and sixth floors are home to 8 duplex condominiums.  In 2010 the building was awarded the Fiabci Prix'd Excellence Award that is apparently regarded as the Oscar of Real Estate Development.

The building's website says that, "The building’s internal atrium is a unique public place covered by glass, so the promenaders have to dress up adapting to the actual weather.  The 400 square meters and 18 meters high atrium has 3 storeys and functions as a meeting point and event center for cultural events and fairs, exhibitions, and fashion shows as well."