The Architects of Skanska’s Népliget Center Win Prestigious Prize

Press release 10/4/2010 12:00 AM CET

"Green" office complex designers share the Pro Architectura Prize

The architects behind the Népliget Center have won a prestigious professional award. Skanska, the developer of office project Népliget Center is particularly proud of this award and congratulates the architects. Richárd Hőnich of Építész Stúdió Kft. and Levente Szabó, Bálint Marosi, Ágota Józsa and Rita Terbe from Hetedik Műterem Kft. all share the Pro Architectura Prize which is one of the most prestigious honor given to architects in Hungary. It is a ministerial award for architects in recognition of exceptional achievements in architectural design and can only be awarded up to a maximum of five buildings per year. It is awarded to architects and studios that excel in the architectural profession as well as the building market in creating works which are outstanding even by international standards and who never sacrifice quality. The Népliget Center was developed by Skanska and handed over in June 2010. It consists of three buildings with an internal garden and a total of 26,000 square meters of office space to rent. The office complex is certified by the European Union as a GreenBuilding which means that the building uses 25% less energy than the amount required by Hungarian law. "This award for the architects of the Népliget Center is a great success for us since it shows our commitment to achieving the highest level of quality for our property developments and to using various architectural and engineering solutions to make our buildings sustainable and environmentally conscious" said Andreas Lindelöf, Skanska Hungary's Managing Director. "We warmly congratulate the architects and we hope that our next office complex, the Green House, will also win similar recognition just like our earlier projects and now the Népliget Center.” The prizes was presented at a special ceremony on October 4th which is World Architecture Day. About Skanska Property Hungary: Skanska contributes towards sustainable development by employing innovative building methods and materials and using processes that follow the principles of environment consciousness. All office complexes developed by the company in Europe will in future be certified as green by a third party which provides customers with a guarantee of stability and a high level of quality. The company's latest project, the Green House office complex which is under construction in Budapest's 13th district, is being developed in line with Skanska's strict environmental protection principles and the building is designed to meet the requirements of LEED certification.