EY OFFICES by LAB5 architects

A kitchenette becomes the HUB of social life and working

Project Specs


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Thanks to the great location and useful layout of the existing rented area, EY decided to keep it’s original tenement for its HQ at Budapest. Long time passed since the first move in, and many of the expectation to the working places changed, so a complete update of the interior became necessary. The new design was developed in tight cooperation with the developer – building owner, and EY, and the project management.

▼办公空间首层入口区域,entrance at the ground floor


Functions were rearranged and moved. The ground floor is now occupied by a conference centre, the top floor is by board rooms, and the levels between are the general office floors.

▼被一间大型会议中心所占据的首层空间,the ground floor is now occupied by a conference centre


The bicycle racks are supplied with changing rooms in the garage level. The garden of the courtyard has been refreshed too, that design was done by the original architectural and landscape designers of the building. All electrical and mechanical systems in the interior were refurbished, upon the new environmental friendly and ergonomic directives.

▼改造后的小花园成为一个绿色休憩区域,refreshed garden becomes a green leisure space

▼俯瞰建筑内部小花园,aerial view of the small garden

▼花园及标志细节,detail of the garden and the logo


▼工作站与协同工作区,workstations and collaboration area

▼配备着高台桌子、座位和沙发的区域用于简短会议与协同工作,areas with higher counters, seats and sofa are for shorter meetings and cooperative working

General floors are occupied by the activity based free sitting office areas. Workstations are lined up close to the windows and are interrupted by collaboration areas, furnished with higher counters and seats for shorter meetings. In the inner part of the layout, the meeting rooms and phone booths are placed in glass boxes, the copy rooms and archives are hidden in white boxes.

▼公共而自由的办公区域入口,entrance of the general and free working space

▼公共办公区域内部,opening work area

▼走廊一侧连接着办公区域,一侧连接着电话间和小型会议室的玻璃盒子,corridor with working area on one side, glass boxes as phone booth and small meeting rooms on the other

▼玻璃盒子空间连接着半围合的会面洽谈区,glass boxes connect with half-enclosed meeting area

▼滑动门形成内部变化灵活的会议空间,the sliding door forms a flexible meeting area


The core of any of the floor is the HUB, which is a generous space originally meant to be the kitchenette, but also serves as a hub of social life with chance of interactions between colleagues, or alternative working space for meetings, or small works. Mini-kitchenettes are no longer serving any floors since they proved to be too tight and dark for the now days working methods.

▼HUB既是小厨房,也是为同事们提供互动机会的社交生活中心和进行会议及小型工作的替代场所,HUB is a kitchenette, but also serves as a hub of social life with chance of interactions between colleagues, or alternative working space for meetings, or small works


The interior design and atmosphere reflects the company philosophy: professional, effective, transparent from one side – and cosy, friendly, natural on the other hand. We emphasised the uniformity, the inner greens and the comfort of the new work stations. Details are solved taking into aspect the acoustical needs of both soundproofing and room acoustics. Unified signage and colouring are a useful help of orientation.

▼内部绿化细节,inner greens


Location: EU, Hungary, 1132 Budapest, Váci út 20.
Leading designers: LAB5 architects | Linda Erdélyi, András Dobos, Balázs Korényi, Virág Anna Gáspár
Designers: Gabriella Fehér, Zsófia Ferenczi, László Monori, Rita Mottl, Rebeka Sipos, Zoltán Szegedi
Co-engineers: MTM Statika, ReEnergy, Kelevill, Báder György, Aqrate, Novaép, SALT
Original building designer: Studio’100 Architects | László Szász

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