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Gedeon Richter Office and Research Center Budapest

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Description Gedeon Richter Office and Research Center Budapest:

Gedeon Richter is a Hungary-based, prominent, regional pharmaceutical company in Eastern and Central Europe with the largest pharmaceutical research centre (800 persons) in the area.

The company looks back to a history of over 100 years, with infrastructure and buildings still bearing the marks of the communist period. The main site of the company is a 13ha area in Eastern Budapest, densely built in with mostly old buildings in heterogeneous condition, weaved through by serpentining pipelines.

In 2000, Richter purchased the adjacent 14ha industrial area offering space for large-scale brownfield developments.

Investments were started on the basis of the long-range master plan. The most significant unit that has already been constructed is the Chemical Research and Office Building. In line with the concept, utilities are led in underground ducts not disturbing the landscape of new buildings and the entire area.

3 Chemical Research Building
The first unit of the office zone includes a Laboratory Wing and an Office Wing connected by a five-level representative entrance hall as a highly important part of the building. With its impressive design and openness, it provides a worthy architectural environment for the high-level research work pursued in the building.

In the Laboratory Wing, 75 labs (chemical and structural research, NMR laboratory) are operated with 270 people, and further 230 people work in the Office Wing.

The 90x70m U-shaped building, pulled back from the busy main road by 35m, is placed behind a zone of intensive vegetation and car park. The entire useful area of the building is approximately 19,500 m2.

The building has monolithic reinforced concrete structure, with cellar and flat roof. The Office Wing has groundfloor +4 and the Laboratory Wing groundfloor +3 levels, both with a rooftop engineering level withdrawn from the elevation plane. In the courtyard, a nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) laboratory was located as a separate building unit, partially sunk in the ground.

The ends of the building wings stand on pillars. The two wings and the would-be office buildings will be connected through a walkover running one level over the ground along the green zone.

Entrance Hall
The main entrance leads into a lobby with normal internal height, and then a five-level high spacious hall unfolds itself. In this space, snowwhite bridges with bent shapes are floating to serve communication. The starting flight of stairs is placed aside so that nothing disturbs the visibility of the ground floor space. The outline of the upstairs galleries follow the contour of the curved stairs. The flights leading to the upper levels adjoin the monolithic sidewall cladded with green Indian sandstone. The floating forms of the sculpturesque stairs are covered with curved, white plaster and plasterboard. The lifts with glass doors open onto the view of this space with the bridges.

The space of the entrance hall on the two elevation side is enclosed by 10.5m wide and 23m high glass walls based on a unique solution – vertical supporting structure using glass stiffeners only, and concealed point fixing of the glass panes. The 23m high glass supporting stiffeners vertically consist of four sections; the glass supporting columns are horizontally stiffened by wire ropes at 6m, 12m and 18 m heights.

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Information Gedeon Richter Office and Research Center Budapest:

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Description tags:
WAF,
Address: 
Budapest, Hungary



Year end: 
2007

Area: 
22000
(m²)

Cost: 
36000000
(euros)


License: 
None (All rights reserved)


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