Residential building, hotel, university campus: just a few functions that a high-rise building can fulfill. Even if skyscrapers do not spring up like mushrooms in Hungary and the surrounding countries, we can find a good number of high-rise buildings. Thanks to our selection, you can now get to know some of the hair-raising buildings of Eastern Europe without fear of heights!
Theoretical Block of Semmelweis University | Budapest, Hungary
If we hear these two words: Budapest and a high-rise building, we can think of nothing but the tower of the city that is now being built, the MOL Campus. The new MOL headquarters is still under construction, but there is already a huge interest from both professionals and laypeople. If we could travel through time, we would certainly have witnessed a similar scenario in the past, given how incomprehensible it could have been for contemporaries when the iconic, still one of the tallest residential buildings of Budapest, the SOTE tower, that is the Theoretical Block of Semmelweis University was built over forty years ago!
Dalmatia Tower | Split, Croatia
In Split, we can find the tallest office building in Croatia, the Dalmatia Tower, which earned the attributive with its height of 135 meters. Construction of the skyscraper began in 2015 by the Westgate Group, and due to its huge size, it is not expected to be completed until 2022. No less than eight elevators will be provided for the comfort of the workers, four of which will operate in the office on the first fifteen floors and four in the hotel located there on the other floors of the building.
Genex Tower | Belgrade, Serbia
The Genex Tower in Belgrade was built based on the plans of Mihajlo Mitrović and is still rising unbroken. In addition to its primary function, the brutalist building in the western part of the city also carries the symbol of a bridge. Two separate blocks form a gate to greet those arriving in Belgrade.
Intercontinental Hotel | Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Intercontinental Hotel Ljubljana, located in the capital, is one of the tallest buildings in Slovenia. The enormous mass of the 80.6-meter-high tower becomes light, almost weightless thanks to the reflective glass surfaces. Thanks to this, the building, which was born according to the plans of the OFIS Arhitekti studio, could become an integral part of the urban environment.
Palace of Culture and Science | Warsaw, Poland
The Palace of Culture and Science is not only one of the tallest buildings in Warsaw, but also one of the most iconic ones. A small slice of history comes to life within its walls. The tower of the palace, built in the socialist-realist style, was a gift from the Soviet Union to Poland. The Soviet lead architect, Lev Vladimirovich Rudnev, also managed to leave an architectural imprint inspired by his travels in Poland on the building.