Art 'Otel Budapest

On the Danube bank site, opposite to the Parliament, earlier Bem Garden Cinema was operated. After its shutdown, the long, but extremely narrow plot was left empty, being the last empty plot of the World Heritage site. With the integration of the small heritage buildings besides Corvin Square into the project, the realisation of a complex touristic development has become possible.

The building complex was realised by the joining of the refurbished heritage buildings of Corvin Square and the new wing. Between the two building parts pleasant inner courtyards were formed.

On the Bem Embankment, a new wing was erected with 3 underground floors + ground floor + 6 elevated floors + mansard. The building with a significant volume was realised on an extremely frequented site, and this was the reason that its realisation was preceded by an expansive professional discussion.

On the -3rd and -2nd floors a carpark, on the -1st floor conference rooms and a sauna, on the ground floor reception-lobby-bar-café, while on the elevated floors and partly in the attic altogether 111 rooms were created. In the heritage buildings of Corvin Square ground-floor shops and the restaurant of the hotel can be found, and there are also 53 rooms. Except the baroque roof structure of the heritage building of 2 Corvin Square, all other buildings got a new reinforced concrete roof, which makes it possible to utilize the attic space. The hotel is accessible from the Bem Embankent main entrance and also from Corvin Square.

The old and the new wings are joined together with a steel-glass structure corridor. The spaces of the ground floor were created with the intention of making them transparent, which means that there is straightforward connection between the Danube Bank and the inner courtyard, and thus the Corvin Square buildings.

The services of the altogether 165 room hotel both satisfy business travellers and families arriving with children. The building is a good example of the answer to important architectural questions like the fitting of a new building into its environment and the revitalisation of old buildings.

Project data

  • Name

    • Art 'Otel Budapest
  • Project start year

    • 1997
  • Completion

    • 2000
  • Location

    • Budapest, Hungary
  • Gross area

    • 14 000 m2
  • Function

    • Public building
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