International Green Building Week, a cross-continental initiative of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), will take place in Hungary from 12-16 September. The programme will open up to the public a selection of projects that have been built in the spirit of sustainability and are examples of future-oriented design. This week, visitors will have the opportunity to see 10 buildings that are particularly worthy of attention from the industry and the general public, including the Szervita Square Building, designed and built by DVM group, which was included in the programme for the first time this year.
The Szervita Square Building is the first LEED Platinum certified mixed-used building in Central and Eastern Europe, offering 14,500 m2 of premium retail and office space as well as luxury residential apartments in the heart of Budapest. The modern building with its curved, rounded design blends beautifully into its historic surroundings. It is bordered by a filigree glass curtain, where the fine-paneled structure, created using an innovative anodising technique, and its unique shape, and circular reflections play a key role.
The presentation of the building was presented by László Gellár, chief designer, and Orsolya Nagy, designer, during a guided tour, which was held on 14 September, and was also open to the public on two occasions due to the great interest shown. The walk started with a presentation of the Szervita Square, whose historical aspects are closely linked to the design of the building, its façade and its organic connection with the other listed buildings in the square. The tour continued with the imposing lobby, offices with international tenants, luxury apartments and finally the rooftop level, where visitors were treated to a breathtaking panorama.