by Property Forum | Office

MOL Group announced its plans to relocate its corporate headquarters by 2021 to MOL Campus, the company’s new 83,000 sqm office, which will be designed by UK-based Foster + Partners. The 120 meter high building, which will be the future workspace for up to 2500 employees, will be located within the new BudaPart quarter, on the banks of the Danube in the southern part of Budapest. MOL Campus is set to become the tallest commercial building in Hungary.

Currently MOL headquarters is scattered throughout five districts in Budapest, in buildings mostly constructed during the 1970s. The new campus will not only generate substantial operational synergies through the relocation of all Budapest staff, but will also play an essential role in redesigning the employee experience, enhancing collaboration and helping to create a superior physical, technological and cultural environment. This will be crucial in attracting and retaining a high quality, mobile and tech savvy workforce in the future.

The 83,000 sqm office building will integrate a 120-meter high tower with a podium to create a unified campus, anticipated to open by 2021. The new headquarters will provide an inspiring workspace for MOL’s employees with modern amenities, which embrace the latest architectural trends and cutting-edge technology. Foster + Partners is known for iconic projects such as Apple Park in Cupertino, the Gherkin tower in London and Commerzbank headquarters in Frankfurt. Budapest will be the second city in Central and Eastern Europe to host a building designed by this prestigious studio, next to the Warsaw’s Metropolitan Office and Varso Tower, currently under construction. The Hungarian partner of the UK-based architectural studio will be FintaStudio.

In line with MOL’s vision for 2030, the new campus will feature the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability and aims to obtain both LEED and BREEAM qualifications.

Cover image: DBOX for Foster + Partners / MOL