Location: Budapest XIII., Váci út 47.
Date of completion: 2018
Architect: TIMA Zoltán
Project leader: Péter MÁRK
Associate architects: Máté SZABÓ, Gabriella ÖCSI, Kaplony TÖLGYESI, István BODA, Borbála GÁL, Tibor J. MOLNÁR, Zsófia GÖNCZÖL
GTC White House Office Building is the latest project in Budapest, developed by GTC Magyarország Ingatlanfejlesztő Zrt. The building is located along Váci út, between Dózsa György út and Róbert Károly krt. It has excellent accessibility both by car and by public transport.
There is a new block accommodating 18.000 m2 office area, but an equally important part of the development was the reconstruction of the 19th century building of the iron foundry and factory founded by Schlick Ignác. The structural framework and facade architecture of the old industrial building have been retained, its interior accommodates almost 2.000 m2 office area, complete with new and rebuilt internal traffic cores and sanitary blocks. The old and the new wings are connected by a passage with glazed walls and roof, marking the main entrance opening from Váci út. The passage and the almost 30 m high glass-roofed atrium connect the Váci út and Dunyov utca entrances with Angyalföldi utca and give access to the three internal traffic cores of the building. The staircases start from the 3 parking floors and lead to the 5th and 6th office floors and to the 7th floor HVAC area respectively, adjusted to the sloping roof slab of the building. A conference hall and a cafe-restaurant also open from the passage, the latter has a terrace in the back yard.
The exterior of the building -true to its name- is dominated by white colour. Thermal insulating plaster was applied on the facade of the old building and the original architectural dividing elements were rebuilt. The facade of the new part is clad by large, white, aluminium panels. The neutral, monochrome finish of the building is paired with anthracite window and curtain wall structures, and precast, fair-face concrete cornice elements on the curtain wall facades.