Address: Zlota 44 | WARSAW | Poland
Latitude/Longitude: 52.231324, 21.002446
Daniel Libeskind returned to his native country to create this residential tower in central Warsaw. The tower offers residents an unmatched living experience, providing world-class amenities and services that create a community and lifestyle.
Currently Europe’s tallest residential building, the iconic 52 storey (192 meter /629 ft.) tower is located across from Stalin’s Palace of Culture and punctuates the Warsaw skyline with its arching form inspired by the wings of an eagle. The c.30,000 sqm tower provides 287 one, two and three bedroom apartments and a penthouse complete with business, leisure, concierge and parking facilities.
The symbolic design has been carefully sculpted, following the path of the sun, to allow for maximum daylight to enter units at all levels and reduce shadows at street-level amid a dense, historic urban fabric. The arched façade comes to an apex at the top creating a multi-level penthouse with spectacular panoramic views of the city. The glass and aluminum curtain-wall is constructed with self-cleaning paneling and triple-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows arranged in an irregular pattern that animates the surface with a play of light and shadow.
The Studio Libeskind-designed lobby employs a rich palette of warm wood, glass fixtures and geometric ceramic tile flooring accentuated by floor-to-ceiling windows that wrap the front of the building. A custom-made reception desk and wall paneling are crafted from ribbons of Walnut veneer. A delicate glass chandelier is suspended above from the six meter high ceilings. Moroso furniture designed by Libeskind creates a sculptural and welcoming composition of the grand entrance hall.
The apartment interiors are designed by award-winning international design studio Woods Bagot. The Libeskind-design creates a unique floor plan for each apartment—offering a wide range of floor plans and sizes. Typical apartments range from 660 sq. ft. up to 3,224 sq. ft., with penthouses and several full floor residences reaching up to 10,000 sq. ft. in size. All apartments have a spacious living area with floor-to-ceiling glazing, providing a light and airy ambiance.
Client: Amstar and BBI Development
77,072 sq.m (Total)
50,450 sq.m (Residential)
1,000 sq.m (Retail)
22,000 sq.m (Parking/Storage)
192 m (Elevation)
Architect of Record: Artchitecture SP ZOO
Structural Engineer: ARUP
MEP Engineer: ARUP
Project Management: Hill International
Interiors: Woods Bagot
Contributed by Studio Daniel Liebeskind
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