News Article Budapest Hungary office Wing
by Property Forum | Office

A new building, Liget Center Vitrum, will join the existing office buildings, Liget Center Classic and the iconic Auditorium. At the same time, the visual identity is being updated: it will be modern and distinctive while reflecting the history of the building complex.

Hungarian developer Wing Group bought Liget Center in 2019. The complex’s two connected buildings, the Liget Center Classic office building and the Auditorium were built between 1948 and 1951 and served as the headquarters of the National Association of Construction Workers. Both buildings are listed and are examples of Hungarian modernism in architecture and fine arts.

This is more than a renovation: the Auditorium, which is decorated with the relief Construction Workers by sculptor István Tar, had been abandoned for decades and had to be adapted to suit new, complex office functions while preserving as many authentic elements as possible. 

Designed to meet the needs of RTL Hungary, the Liget Center Classic and the Auditorium buildings will serve as the media company’s new headquarters from 2024. The visual identity was designed by Lighthouse Studio.