Sediul B.N.R.
National Bank Headquarters
  • Architecture – Eclectic
  • Built – 1912
  • Architect – Alpár Ignác

This building in eclectic style is located at No. 8, Trajan Park. The architect which used his knowledge to usher it into existence was Alpár Ignác, a well-known and renowned bank architect-builder, who accomplished a series of such buildings on throughout the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Unfortunately the builder is unknown to us, but it can be assumed, as in many cases, that he is the designer of the building himself.

The building is divided on three axes and three levels, shaped as a symmetrical L, while the top floors are divided in five symmetrical axes, delimited by pilasters ending in composite capitals. The fortunate melding of baroque architectural elements with those promoted by Viennese architect Otto Wagner gives the building a monumental architectural aspect. It is obvious that the architect managed to distance himself from the canons of classical architectural styles and to imprint a true spatial dynamism to the entire architectural structure.