Park Inn Radisson Hotel in Budapest
Wednesday 10 Apr 2013
The intention of interior designers Medveczky & Gothard was to reinterpret the ordinary, commonplace and tight-budget project and create new value by designing something unique in style. The emotional richness of colour and surface, austere plasticity, dynamic styling accents and sophistication of the subtle details were some of the tools we used for the Budapest Radisson hotel.
Strict requirements controlled the designer's invention, as the hotel is part of a chain and has pre-existing brand elements. The business hotel lies close to the city centre, in an environment of office buildings. The hotel has 136 double rooms and suites, some of which have connecting doors.
Most of the rooms have 'zip & link' or 'king size' beds. All built-in furniture, furniture units and carpet samples are individually designed. Typically, the grey-ash veneer furniture, the white-dark grey walls and 7 colour scale carpet make up the rhythm of the rooms' colour and texture world. We followed this sentiment also when developing the public areas. Medveczky & Gothard used intense black-grey-white contrast, amplified by shapes and used it to move unfavourably characterized ceiling space. Ceiling stairs and perforations, colour nuances displayed in various materials / relief vinyl wallpaper, textile, paint / characterize space. The furniture material has vibrant colour accents to balance the black and white contiguous space character, and also signals the function changes in space. With dark coloured curtains the restaurant is divided into larger or smaller spaces, depending on the time of day and modes of operation.
Bright orange-red digital prints were used to close the restaurant's inner boundary walls. Outside the partition walls, abstract map layouts of Budapest were used, hence the name of the bar: ‘Map'. Artificial lighting can be operated in different modes and the overall effects of colours make it possible to change moods for different occasions. Several unique lamps were designed to serve as the restaurant's ceiling light - DIY glass-balloon lamps and unique, randomly twisting ‘worm-like' lamps make the lighting special. The surface quality and the nature of the constituents were selected so, that graphic designs, light and shade effects could be created on large surfaces with just a few elements and lighting would be a new experience depending on the time of day.