D&G Retail Budapest
Location: EU, Hungary, 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 33.
Scale: 1000 m2
Leading designers: LAB5 architects | Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Balázs Korényi, Virág Anna Gáspár
Designers: Balogh Vera, Fábri Attila, Péntek Márton
Photos: LAB5, Batár Zsolt
Andrássy avenue is the most prominent luxury shopping street of Budapest, going among the World Heritage site of the Pest side. Our retail space occupies the ground floor and basement of the building standing on the corner of Nagymező street, that is a National Monument from 1875 (design by Weber Antal). Unluckily the original shop front was demolished and refurbished several times.
The new façade has a sharp, contemporary, monolithic effect, covered by rustic stones matching the age and the upper part of the building. All shop windows have been unified for an integrated look. To achieve more useful area, we sunk the basement floor, providing new foundation and waterproofing for the old building.