Construction begins on Poland’s tallest tower designed by Foster + Partners
construction of a new flagship development, Varso by international real
estate developer HB Reavis, comprising three buildings including an
office tower designed by Foster + Partners, has commenced with
completion scheduled for 2020. It presents a unique new hotspot for
businesses, residents and tourists in the heart of Warsaw city centre.
Tower, at 53 stories (310 metres) will be the tallest building in
Poland offering generous, flexible modern office spaces. It will also
feature an observation deck, which at 230 metres will make it one of the
highest in Europe. From here building users, locals and tourists alike
will be able to enjoy unique and spectacular views of Warsaw’s skyline
and the metropolitan area.
There will be also be a restaurant on
levels 46 and 47 for visitors. A wide range of facilities and services
including shops, restaurants and cafés will occupy the buildings’ ground
levels. In addition, vibrant covered internal streets will be open to
all throughout the year.
The development located next to
Warsaw’s Central Railway Station will revive the most centrally located
brownfield area in the capital city by bringing new life to the vicinity
and improving the local environment and surrounding public spaces with
extensive new planting and street furniture. Its location offers
excellent transport links as it is sited alongside the metro and
commuter railway stations and is close to 30 bus and tram lines.
believe that Varso Tower will have a unique place on Warsaw’s skyline,
but most importantly it will establish a new destination capable of
revitalising this urban quarter, right in the heart of the city. The
building contains high-quality and flexible office space, but it also
makes an important contribution to the city with its glazed public
courtyard at ground level and the spectacular viewing platforms with
restaurants at the top. These public galleries offer panoramic views of
the city to everyone. We are really looking forward to construction."
said Grant Brooker, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners, leading the
design team in London.
Varso’s lower buildings by Hermanowicz
Rewski Architects will form a new, central frontage along one of the
main streets next to the central station. The two office buildings will
“cascade” from a joint multi-storey podium with a stone clad elevation
and will feature green roof-top terraces open daily for the building
State-of-the-art technologies will be introduced to
reduce electricity and water consumption as well as air pollution. Varso
will be the first project of this scale in Poland to be rated
“Outstanding” against the BREEAM certification scheme.
total of 140,000 sqm, Varso will be able to accommodate both large
international companies as well as smaller start-up businesses in its
highly adaptable office spaces with average floorplates up to 4,000 sqm.
are extremely proud that our flagship development in Warsaw will bring
together HB Reavis’ extensive real estate experience and the innovative
designs of world-renowned Foster + Partners working alongside
Hermanowicz Rewski Architects. We are confident that Varso will become
an exceptional destination, a new hub for local and international
business and leisure in Poland.” said Pavel Trenka, CEO of HB Reavis
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Source: Press Release Foster + Partners 11.01.2017