The Budapest Congress Center was built in 1984 according the plans of József Finta, and officially opened its doors on 15th February 1985.
The Novotel hotel had been finished in 1982 and has been József Finta’s 3rd hotel building by then.
In 1989, politics kick-started the idea of conference tourism – the XIVth MSZMP (Hungarian Socialist Workers‘ Party) congress was held in the center.
In 2005, after a massive renovation the complex became Budapest Congress & World Trade Center.
Followed by another great modernization which came to an end in 2009 and resulted in a new audio-visual system and new engineering in the cuisine, the establishment has been named BUDAPEST CONGRESS CENTER.
Creation of Tibor Borbás, sculptor: violinist and cats – Bacchanalia scene – at the stairs leading from the Aula to the Novotel reception through the glass corridor
Creation of Márton Váró, sculptor: huge limestone composition on the left side of the Entrance level, we can see a woman body (trunk) in the middle, as we call it the detonated woman
Creation of György Buczkó, sculptor, glass designer: worldmap made of glass and lit up from behind
Creation of József Király, interior architect: wooden life tree on the stage of Pátria which is not only decoration but improves the acustic of the plenary hall