Architectural tradition and rejuvenations

Originally completed in 1980 and fully refurbished in 2006, the Roosevelt office building - formerly known as the 'Spinach House' - now joins Gresham Palace and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and forms a unique ensemble of magnificent architecture representing various centuries.

The ground floor area is home to a bank branch, restaurants, bars and a travel agency, while the upper levels house modern offices. 2016 marks the year of the interior's complete rejuvenation: with a new reception and lobby common areas, the building acquired an extended multitenant purpose with an even more complex social function.


New reception & lobby

First impressions are the most important, and - being aware of their significance - the office building's Landlord decided to invest into the comprehensive refurbishment of the ground floor area. The new Roosevelt reception – with its inviting and functional, organic wooden interior complemented by beautifully arranged lights and colors – certainly makes a great impression on tenants, clients and guests alike.

Vertical and horizontal traffic was optimized, and the use of available space was elegantly maximized here. The area by the entrance creates a platform for seasonally changing displays of contemporary art.

The generously spacious, yet cozy Roosevelt lobby with its natural light, turquoise sofas and soft pillows is perfect for reading a magazine, meeting with a friend, or chatting with colleagues. A new feature – in the background of the lobby – is the tailor-made bench in the shape of the logo’s lion.

This reinvented common area serves as an ideal social space, spontaneously attracting both people and conversations. The 21st century design, soft contours, smooth finishes and practical seating arrangements make the Roosevelt lobby a focal point within the building.

Technical specification & sustainability

Efficiency, environmental and safety considerations in focus

  • automatic controls
  • BMS (building management system)
  • glass facades
  • openable windows
  • above average internal heights
  • CCTV system
  • built-in aerators and low-flush fixtures for optimized water use