The visitor centre of MOL group’s new headquarters in Budapest and the panoramic terrace on the 29th floor of the building opened to the public last week.
The first and only
According to Péter Varga, managing director of MOL Campus, the complex recently received the highest global sustainability standards, BREEAM Excellent and LEED Platinum, in accordance with the strategic goals of the MOL Group. This is the first and only office building in Hungary that has such certifications, he added – as MTI, the Hungarian news agency reports.
In December, the company handed over its new headquarters, designed by London’s Foster + Partners and Hungary’s Finta Stúdió, with a net floor area of 86,000 sqm in the BudaPart area of the 11th district of Budapest. The company’s 2,500 employees, who used to work in 9 different locations before, now work together in the mixed-use office complex.
The building has 900 square meters of solar panels, the cooling and heating system runs on geothermal energy, the grey water is completely recycled, and 85% of the workstations receive natural light.
Visitors are welcome!
The panoramic terrace on the 29th floor of the high-rise building can be reached from the interactive visitor centre on the ground floor with a unique glass elevator. According to MOL’s information, the visitor centre provides free admission, and tickets for the SkyDeck can be purchased online. Besides the breathtaking panoramic view of Budapest, with the AR-based SkyDeck app, visitors can also see the location of the largest cities in the country.
Sustainability transformation on a corporate level
György Bacsa, managing director of MOL Hungary, told MTI on the occasion of the opening: The new headquarters of the Mol group is also a symbol of the strategy of the company group, which, as one of the key players in the Central and Eastern European energy sector, was the first to announce its sustainability transformation.
According to the company’s previous statement, the goal of the MOL 2030 strategy is to transform the company’s traditional, fossil fuel-based activities into a sustainable business model with low carbon dioxide emissions. According to this, 50% of the amount spent on investments will be spent on sustainable projects by 2030, with the aim of making the company’s operations completely carbon-neutral by 2050.