MOL Group lays the foundation stone for new HQ
- Construction has started on the 28-story “MOL Campus”, designed by Foster + Partners
- MOL hires Berlin-based KINZO studio for the interior design
- The new building will serve as the headquarters of MOL Group from 2021
- For photos and videos of the design visit http://molcampus.hu/en/shared
Budapest, 2 October 2018 – Today, MOL Group has laid the foundation for the new MOL Campus headquarters. The future workspace for up to 2,500 employees will be located on the banks of the Danube in the southern part of Budapest, close to the current HQ building. The modern design mirrors MOL Group’s bold vision of its 2030 strategy to drive change across CEE over the few next decades, and will also play an essential role in redesigning employee experience.
Zsolt Hernádi, Chairman-CEO of MOL Group said: "We are building the most modern office building in the region, MOL Campus. This unprecedented building represents the culmination of the development of MOL's market position and culture over the past twenty years, but is also the basis for our future. It underlines that MOL lives in symbiosis with its environment, invests in the future and provides an inspiring work environment for the employees who will provide the lion’s share of the implementation of the MOL 2030 strategy."
Meeting the ambitious targets of the new long-term strategy, MOL 2030, requires smart investments in both physical infrastructure and human capital. Currently MOL headquarters is scattered throughout five districts in Budapest, in buildings mostly constructed during the 1970s. The new campus will not only generate substantial operational synergies through the relocation of all Budapest staff, but will also play an essential role in redesigning the employee experience, enhancing collaboration and helping to create a superior physical, technological and cultural environment. This will be crucial for attracting and retaining a high quality, mobile and tech savvy workforce in the future. In line with MOL’s vision for 2030, the new campus will feature the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability and aims to obtain both LEED and BREEAM qualifications.
MOL hired Berlin-based KINZO to design the interior of MOL Campus. KINZO has previously designed interior design projects for large office buildings such as the ERSTE Campus in Vienna, the Adidas headquarters in Herzogenaurach and the SoundCloud office in Berlin. KINZO's local partner is Minusplus.
MOL Campus is designed by one of the most renowned architectural studios in the world, the UK-based Foster + Partners, who will be also responsible for certain interior community areas in coordination with KINZO. Foster + Partners Hungarian partner is FintaStudio.
Notes to editors:
LEED: (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). The certification system was launched in the United States. New and also existing buildings can be rated within the framework of LEED system. LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based rating system for the environmental friendly buildings operated by the market which relies on the available and operative technologies. A project could achieve „Certified”, „Silver”, „Gold” or „Platinum” certification. The rating system was elaborated on five environmental categories (advantageous location from environmental aspect, efficiency of water consumption, energy and atmosphere, materials and tools and the quality of internal environment).
BREEAM: (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the first environmentally conscious building certification system which was initiated in the United Kingdom. The aim of the system is to improve the quality of the built environment; commercial, trade and office buildings can be rated. BREEAM supports low energy consumption buildings, various solutions for improving water efficiency, and investments which do not affect green areas, but realized as brownfield projects and therefore have less effect on the environment. The BREEAM certificated buildings are classified into five categories: pass, good, very good, excellent and outstanding.