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Last edited 17 Aug 2017
Zlota 44, Warsaw
[Image © BBI-Amstar]
In March 2017, Studio Libeskind completed Zlota 44, Europe’s new tallest residential building. Located in central Warsaw, Poland, the building punctuates the city’s skyline with its arching form inspired by the wings of an eagle.
The 52 storey (192 m / 629 ft) tower is located across from the Palace of Culture and Science. Measuring c.30,000 sq. m, the tower provides 287 apartments complete with business, leisure, concierge and parking facilities.
The symbolic design has been carefully sculpted to follow the path of the sun, allowing maximum daylight to enter units at all levels and reduce shadows at street level in the dense, historic urban fabric.
The glass and aluminum curtain-wall is constructed with self-cleaning panelling and triple-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows arranged in an irregular pattern that animates the surface with a play of light and shade.
[Image © BBI-Amstar]
Architect Daniel Libeskind said:
“Zlota 44 is a very personal project for me. I left Poland at a young age to escape the oppression of communism, but the spirit and culture of my home country has never left me. I have since seen the incredible rebirth of the country and energy of Warsaw emerge.”
Images and content courtesy of Studio Libeskind.
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