On Jan. 11, Foster + Partners' Varso Tower broke ground on what is slated to be Poland's tallest construction at 1,017 feet in height. The interiors will boast an estimated 1.5 million total square feet, and feature several local and international businesses, and restaurants.
Affixed 754 feet up on the tower is an observation deck where visitors can enjoy views of Warsaw’s skyline. The ground level will house shops, restaurants, and cafés with a public tk-size courtyard in the main concourse.
To the tk-direction of thethe 53-story establishment will be Varso’s lower office buildings designed by local firm Hermanowicz Rewski Architects. Making use of its space,, the two-part, conjoined site's rooftops will be publicly accessible and provide recreational areas.
The three-part campus is located next to Warsaw’s Central Railway Station. The commercial project will offer a second chance to land previously used for industrial purposes, establishing a new communal space for Warsaw. The project will utilize environmentally friendly technology to minimize pollution, electricity, and water usage in hopes of receiving an “Outstanding” rating on the BREEAM scale, the sustainability assessment method for construction projects.
Construction on Varso Tower is expected to be complete by 2020.