Gorkého4 Offices is an elegant restoration of the former palace of the Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Designed by the architect Jozef Hubert (early 1900s), and rebuilt by the architect M.M. Harminc in the interwar period, the prestigious offices combines the charm of the past with the latest integrated building technologies.
Behind the historic façade are five storeys full of natural light: 3,100 m2 of bright, modern workspace with openable windows. The result is a collaboration with the architectural studio, Bouda Masár, experts in the field of restoring monuments. The project included remaking the building’s striking corner towers. This aspect was carried out by remarkable craftspeople, one of a few teams worldwide capable of such skilled work.
A listed national cultural landmark now has an exciting new life ahead. Winning the CIJ award for the best Commercial Refurbishment (2019) was a proud feat for our team.
Handcrafted elements include replicas of the palace’s original window panels, with triple-glazed, opening sash windows, and electrically operated external wooden slatted shutters. The stucco-decorated staircase, landings and galleries were meticulously restored inch by inch, as well as the heritage blacksmith railings.