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Office Tower
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DESIGNER
 
 
Schmidt Hammer Lassen
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DESCRIPTION
 
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Office Tower WarsawThe 60,000 m2 high-rise building is to replace the existing ‘Ilmet’ building and will stand out as a modern landmark clearly identifiable in the Warsaw skyline by its unique elegant shape and appearance.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Office Tower Warsaw“The object of the competition was to design an office tower that will be a new landmark in the Warsaw skyline while at the same time capturing the full potential of the outstanding historic location,” said Founding Partner of schmidt hammer lassen architects, Mr John Lassen.

The building consists of three individually stepped rectangular volumes with increasing heights towards the east. The façades create a subtle rhythm in the cityscape by slightly shifting inwards and outwards, and the inclined rooflines preserve optimal light conditions for the adjacent buildings.

“The design of the building offers a spatial coherence between roof and street level”, said Mr Kim Holst Jensen, Partner of schmidt hammer lassen architects, and he continued: “The lobby at street level, with its spectacular shaped ceiling, corresponds with the sloping shapes of the rooftops, making the building perceive as a sculptural object.”

The open lobby allows the people of Warsaw to pass into and through the building, connecting the plaza and park in front of the building with the courtyards of the historical tenement houses to the south.
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ECO-SUSTAINABILITY'
 
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Office Tower WarsawThe building is designed to reduce energy consumption with the goal of qualifying for the highest levels of sustainability certifications as BREEAM Excellent or LEED Gold status. The modular façade system with floor to ceiling glass elements, provide high levels of transparency as well as full integration of sun shading and light reflection shutters. The sloped rooftops are equipped with photovoltaic cells and elements for harvesting rainwater. The total sustainability approach is a combination of intelligent building management and minimizing technical installations by using passive elements.
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Poland [Polska]
Province
Mazovia [Województwo mazowieckie]
Metropolitan borough
Warsaw [Warszawa]
Town
Warsaw [Warszawa]
Address
Aleja Jana Pawła II (Rondo ONZ, Prosta, Pańska)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
2011     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
2012 - 2016
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CLIENT
 
 
UBS Real Estate Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 188
Surface
sq.m. 60,000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Arup
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CREDITS
 
 
Text edit by schmidt hammer lassen architects
Images and drawings © schmidt hammer lassen architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Office Tower in Warsaw



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