Architect: PÁLYI Gábor
The well known hotel, located in the Buda Castle district, was built in 1976. Its full reconstruction included the establishment of a bar on the rooftop with a wonderful view.
The Hotel Hilton Budapest, designed by architect Pintér Béla (KÖZTI), located on Hess András Square in the Buda Castle district, was opened on New Year’s Eve in 1976. Its recent full reconstruction has included three new additions to the building. A second entrance for the tour buses has been established at the bottom of the castle perimeter wall, the main entrance has got a new canopy, and the White Raven Skybar has been built on the so far unused rooftop area with a wonderful view. The rooftop bar has been designed by KÖZTI (architecture, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering) in cooperation with a Spanish interior architect.
The panorama from the roof is exceptional, but the roof itself is also visible from different points of Budapest, the view is part of the UNESCO World Herritage Site ’Banks of the Danube with the district of Buda Castle’. So the new superstructure of the terrace is a low-key, horizontal structure set back from the facade, topped with a simple metal sheet roof, which is adjusted to the height of the existing, partly demolished mechanical structure. There is a light, transparent glass parapet around the perimeter of the roof. The paving has been made of large ceramic tiles laid on crushed stone. In order to create the smallest possible superstructure, the kitchen and the dishwashing area have been built on the second floor. Two service elevators, mounted on the wall of the inner courtyard by a feat of structural design, connect these areas with the roof. Another interesting structural solution is the new guest elevator, which arrives into a glass box on the roof, connecting the so far topmost 6th hotel floor with the terrace bar. The partly roofed, partly open terrace is furnished with different types of coloured chairs, tables, sofas and lounge chairs; the guests can eat, drink, rest or just enjoy the view here.
Location: Budapest, Hess András tér 1-3.
Architect: PÁLYI Gábor
Interior architect: Nathalie ROTTENBURG (Contract Design)
Area: 600 m²