International property developer HB Reavis has gained planning consent for its next new major development Agora Budapest, situated in the heart of the Hungarian capital near the city’s longest and busiest boulevard Róbert Károly and Váci road office corridor. The first building called Agora Hub received the building permit on Monday and construction will start on site this week. The development will bring significant improvement to this part of the city delivering modern and sustainable architecture including green areas and public spaces.
The main goal for us when designing Agora was to deliver a new, iconic scheme that fits into the texture of the city but at the same time respects the traditions of Budapest, but still brings modern new architecture value to the capital. An equally important aim for us was to deliver a new work and leisure destination, with friendly, welcoming public spaces filled with lively community programs, great shops and restaurants
Zoltán Radnóty explained, Country CEO of HB Reavis in Hungary.
We envisage this project to be a natural focal point of the city,” said Florian Frotscher, Concept Architect of Agora Budapest from Make Architects, London. He added: “The language of the architecture aims to be timeless and modern, but is rooted in the rich vernacular of Hungarian architecture through its materiality. We’ve strived to combine local knowledge and international experience to ensure the best possible massing concept of the plot and the best utilization of future community areas.
In the project implementation phase, the surrounding streets will be renewed and new traffic junctions will be developed in the two neighbouring crossings. The exit of the underground will also be reconstructed and made accessible for disabled people. Meanwhile in the building complex, a distance (Volan) bus station of a reduced capacity will be located. As part of revitalizing the area, we will renew the greenery and plant new trees throughout the nearby streets.