At the Buda bridgehead of the Chain Bridge, at the zero kilometre stone – in an environment considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site – on the narrow lot at Clark Ádám square is now an imposing hotel, the Clark Hotel. Due to its tourist-advantageous location, many popular attractions are within easy reach, such as Buda Castle, the Chain Bridge, Matthias Church, St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Citadel, and the Buda Castle funicular starts right from the side of the building.
The previous home of Buda Savings Bank
It took a long time to decide what to build on the empty plot of land at the Buda bridgehead of the Chain Bridge, which, according to the contractor, is “one of the most significant and well-frequented points of Budapest in terms of its panorama, tourist traffic and historical past.” Previously, the palace of the Buda Savings Bank, designed by Miklós Ybl and built in 1862 stood here, but it could not be rebuilt because it was so large that it would stick out into the current roundabout, so it was replaced by an 86 room four-star hotel. The goal of the contractor was “to create one of Budapest’s most successful hotels, which, in addition to fitting in with the historical environment and in order to be successful in the future, meet the tourist expectations and operational challenges.”
Based on Anthony Gall’s plan
The hotel was designed by Anthony Gall, an Australian-born, recent Ybl award-winning architect, who lives in Hungary with his family. The building has a quite restrained exterior due to strict municipal regulations, the curved lines follow the shape of the plot and do not stick out from the surrounding buildings. The design team could really unleash their imagination and creativity during the design of the interiors of the building.
RAVATHERM XPS on the roof
The building was constructed by Market Építő Zrt., our RAVATHERM XPS 300 SL was chosen for the thermal insulation of the flat roof of the hotel, in this case, an inverted flat roof. The advantage of this type of roof is that the requirements of energy regulations can be met cost-effectively. Thermal insulation is not only makes the building energy efficient when installed, but also protects the waterproofing from mechanical damage during construction and use. Utilized roof surfaces, gardens and lookout terraces can be easily constructed.