Gizella Restaurant – Office Building Refurbishment

Location: 1143 Budapest, Hungária krt. 128., building number 3.

Client: Gladiátor III. Ingatlan Befektetési Alap

Design: 2020

Realisation: 2021

Scale: 700 m2

Original building: A&D Studio | Péter Reimholz, Antal Lázár, Gunter R. Standke (1998)

Leading designers: LAB5 architects | András Dobos, Balázs Korényi, Linda Erdélyi, Virág Anna Gáspár

Project designer: Benedek Kupi

Designers: Fruzsina Barta, Katalin Bartha, Dávid Székely

Mechanical engineering: Temesvári Kft | László Temesvári, Krisztián Szlovák

Electrical engineering: Kelevill Kft. | Ferenc Kelemen, Ferenc Szepesi, Nándor Szikora

BMS: IQ Kft | László Harmath

Fire safety: Fireeng | György Decsi

Kitchen technology: Coninvest | Ákos Rácz

Acoustics: ’95 Apszis | Róbert Csott

BoQ: Novaép | László Nyüsti

Photography: Zsolt Batár


The famous high-tech building on Hungária körút from the 90’s has received a new function on its ground level. The entire floor is occupied by a restaurant that serves the colleagues from the office campus, and also the residents of the neighborhood. A flexible open room for different functions, bar, restaurant, meeting hub and event hall in one space. During the design process we developed the concept by consulting the original designer, Antal Lázár. The interior mood reflects the building’s atmosphere and geometry, clear, sometimes industrial, dominated by strong inner order. To soften tis mood we applied colours on the ceiling metal sheets and plants in-between the seating areas.