The winner of The Office of the Year 2013, Hungary!
The interior design of the Hungarian Avis Budget Group office
The Avis Budget Group BSC has been supporting Avis and Budget subsidiaries in Hungary since 2004. The company has moved to Skanska Green House (Budapest) after a long selection process in 2013, with the help of Europa Design. The interior – acting upon the expectations of Generation Y – focuses on the use of community and open spaces. The application of these facilitates rapid communication, which is necessary for this sector. The actual work takes place at the peripheral part of the office as it is a well-lit and open area, while the periodically used spaces are in the inner “core”.
The reception and lobby area uses nature design by applying earth tones and patterns and has the capacity to accommodate 200 people in 400 square meters. Thanks to the adaptable mobile walls, it is a well-functioning multifunctional space supported by a complex multimedia system and variable furniture. For example, a 150 square meter conference room can be separated from the large space and can provide space for up to 60 people. The major design concept highlights one of the company’s main fields of service (car rental) so it focuses on travelling. A tree-studded silhouette of a city in nature’s bright colors leads to a totally urban world along the passage, indicating where the work starts. Recreational zones make the office space more viable as they can be used for informal meetings, private phone calls and relaxation. The custom-made break out furniture called ‘Stargate’ is also ideal for refreshment. This installation is uniquely made by Europa Design.
The modern design concept of the office can be seen on each wall and carpet which together with Europa Design’s office furniture and environmental awareness creates a youthful and vital working environment.