The Deák Palace office building is prominently located in the heart of Budapest’s CBD, in the middle of Fashion Street, a pedestrianised street behind Hotel Kempinski and The Ritz Carlton Hotel. The uniqueness of the building lies in its high quality finishes, its grandiose, yet integral architectural design and its unrivalled central location. The reconstruction of the prime category office building took place in 2003 based on the plans made by the Dutch architect Erick Van Egeraat. Deák Palota offers a total of 4500 sq m lettable area including 3000 sq m office space.
The building is managed and controlled by an intelligent management system. Temperature provided by the heating and cooling suspended ceiling can be adjusted to Tenants’ needs throughout the office premises. Tenants’ security and safety within the building is guaranteed by a magnetic card access system, the central heat and smoke detectors and a CCTV system. The 24-hour reception operating 365 days a year further serves the comfort provided by the office building. Tenants and visitors can use the underground garage of Kempinksi Hotel Corvinus for parking purposes.
HISTORY OF THE BUILDING
The building was originally constructed in 1903 with predominantly baroque architecture in a historicist style. Immobilia Zrt. started renovation of the former residential structure in August 2003. Since the completion in fall 2004, the building bears the name Deák Palota.
For the 10th anniversary of the renovation, and 110th of the construction, Immobilia Zrt. repeatedly renovated and modernised the building.
Floorplan / Building / Design
The design process was fundamentally defined by the playful approach to illumination. Therefore one of the first tasks of the renovation was to define and establish the right light conditions of the closed courtyard. Sunlight is directed into the inner spaces with a massive, tilted glass surface element on top of the building, thus transforming the courtyard into a glass covered, grand indoor space. The architectural name for this special space is the lightwell. In the courtyard overlooking the atrium, inward facing glass walls let the natural light pass. The elevator shafts of the two panorama lifts, capable of transporting 8 persons each, are also constructed of transparent materials. Thanks to the elegant white walls of the building, the office space is illuminated by natural light.
Inward wall surfaces and edges of the atrium, as well as the stuccos – which are restored to their original state and add a really unique interior decoration effect- are showered with special directional light sources. All this is intensified by compositions of modern, Ron Arad Victoria&Albert furniture, covered in red upholstery, placed at the ground level of the atrium.
In this impressive ambience, 4800 square metres is available for tenant, from which as much as 3600 square metres can be utilized as office space. A significant part of the ground floor is occupied by two imposing retail spaces with a floor to ceiling height of 6,5 metres.
Considering the above, it should not come as a surprise, that the Deák Palota has been awarded by FIABCI in 2005, and received a Pro Architectura award in 2008. The Deák Palota also became a part in the portfolio of the renowned architect, Eric van Egeraat.
The first floor currently accommodates a restaurant and café. The remaining six floors of the building function as office spaces. Despite the elevated floors and the high quality suspended ceilings, the headroom is unusually spacious, providing an exceptionally elegant ambience to everyone working in one of these spaces.
From the panorama roof terrace, located within the Roof Garden, spectacular views open up to numerous sights of Budapest.
The entire engineering and plumbing of the office block is monitored and controlled by an intelligent building management system (EIB, DDC). The temperature provided by the suspended ceiling, which is capable of cooling and heating as well, can be controlled by the tenant in each room separately according to the individual needs.
To warrant safe operations, the building is equipped with a magnetic card based access control system, central movement, heat, and smoke detectors, as well as a closed circuit surveillance system. The exceptionally discreet, concierge type doorman system operates 24/7. Parking opportunities for the tenants are available in the sub-surface parking garage of our opposing neighbour, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, with street level pedestrian exits onto Deák Ferenc str.