Danubius Thermal Hotel Margitsziget - Lobby Refurbishment

The 8 storeyed hotel - built in 1979 on Margaret Island - has been renovated in several stages. Renovation of the rooms and corridors has been followed since 2015 by the renovation of the lobby, event and conference rooms, and the Spa&Healthcare foyer. Surrounded by the greenery of Margaret Island, this spa and wellness hotel enjoys a special location in the heart of the city, yet in a peaceful natural setting. The modernist building with its large glass surfaces and terraces allows the view of nature into the interiors. The facade reflects the environment using natural and noble materials.

During the renovation - keeping the original golden anodized color of the profiles – the windows were replaced with thermal insulated tall windows, which greatly improve the energy efficiency of the building and increase the transparency of the building, emphasizing its relationship with the environment. In the interiors of the lobby, the wood paneling and built-in furniture, the stone paneling on the floors and on the pillars, emphasize this natural use of materials and the generous, open space design that allows the nature in. With different furniture and lighting, the spaces with different moods are connected to each other and reflect on the view of Margaret Island.

Generous interior divided into functional units with cladding and built-in furniture. A transparent "living room" floating in the green of Margaret Island. Materials close to nature, bright, cohesive interior. The old spherical lampshades were used in the new, custom-made appendant lamps. Built-in benches were installed in the hallway of the conference rooms, uniformly designed with wall covering, built-in plinth lighting, and Wi-Fi sockets.

Location:: Budapest, Margaret Island, Hungary
Function: hotel, lobby, bistro&bar
Phase: built
Type: commission
Client: Danubius Hotels Zrt.
Architecture: TIBA Architects Studio, Sütő Interior Architects
Project architects: Melinda MAtúz, Zsófia Buzder-Lantos
Architects: István Erdei, Márk Havanecz, Pedro Puskás
Design: 2015-2017
Construction: 2018
Gross floor area: 1 450 m2