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Old April 28th, 2016, 11:31 PM   #1
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WARSAW | Varso Tower | 310m | 1017ft | 53 fl | U/C

I am happy to announce that Warsaw will get its first supertall reaching 310m and designed by Foster

Height: 310m (with spire), 235m+ roof
Developer: HB Reavis
Design: Foster + Partners
Status: U/C
Construction Start: 2017
Completion: 2020
Website: http://varso.com/
Warsaw Thread: Varso


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The 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.

Varso 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.

“We 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 occupants.

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.

With a 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.

“We 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 Group.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:07 PM   #2
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WARSAW | Varso Tower | 310m | 1017ft | 53 fl | U/C

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Height: 310m/1017ft
Build starts: 2017
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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:19 PM   #3
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All those spires and masts are a joke. In my opinion structures on a building - which are not useable, accessible by humans, or used as storage spaces - shouldn't be taken into consideration. The roof height is all that matters. The comparison between Varso Tower to the Shard is as illustrated below: BTW, they might as well have left out the spire which makes the otherwise nice building ugly. Add 10 meters to the height and that would have been the highest building in Poland.

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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:20 PM   #4
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HB Reavis announces development of new Warsaw landmark, including 310m tall Foster + Partners tower

International real estate developer HB Reavis announced today that construction has commenced on Varso Place, its flagship development in Warsaw city center. Plans for the 140,000 sqm mixed-use scheme include one of Europe’s tallest towers and two mid-rise buildings. Completion is scheduled for 2020.

Varso Place’s showpiece will be a 53 storey office tower designed by renowned architectural studio Foster + Partners. At 230m tall (310m with the spire), it will be the tallest building in Poland and one of the tallest in Europe. The two complementary buildings (21 and 19 storeys) are designed by local Warsaw architects, Hermanowicz Rewski.


Pavel Trenka, CEO of HB Reavis Group, said: “We 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 in collaboration with Hermanowicz Rewski Architects. We are confident that Varso Place will become an exceptional destination; a new hub for local and international business and leisure in Poland.”

Varso Place will accommodate large Polish and international companies, as well as start-up businesses looking for a prestigious and vibrant location in the heart of the city. It will also be home to one of the largest co-working centers in Warsaw.

Furthermore, the mixed-use scheme will provide, at ground level, a wide range of facilities and services including shops, restaurants and cafés, as well as four public squares and spectacular green roof gardens.

Furthermore, a number of impressive viewing decks – including the city’s tallest public viewpoint at 230m – will allow locals and visitors alike to enjoy unique views of the Polish capital’s skyline. Spectacular views of Warsaw and the metropolitan area will also be enjoyed by visitors in the restaurant on the 46th and 47th floors of the tower building.

Varso Place will benefit from state-of-the-art technologies to reduce electricity and water consumption as well as air pollution, making it the first project of this scale in Poland to be rated “Outstanding” against the BREEAM certification scheme.

The spectacular development will revive Warsaw’s most central brownfield area, which was razed during World War II and never fully revitalised. Situated directly next to the city’s main transport interchange, Varso Place boasts excellent access to trams, buses and metro, as well as direct access to the Central Railway Station. The scheme will provide office employees and visitors with only a short walking distance to all major destinations in the city center, as well as transport connections with the rest of Poland and Europe.

“Varso Place demonstrates our commitment to delivering world-class office, retail and entertainment spaces in vibrant, global destinations. Its user-led design and state-of-art facilities will draw in locals living and working in the area, as well as Warsaw’s many visitors. We are immensely proud that the observation deck, which will be open to the public, will allow all to see the beauty, history and prosperity of the Polish capital city.” Pavel Trenka added.

Grant Brooker, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners, leading the design team in London said: “We 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 and bars at the top. These public galleries offer panoramic views of the city to everyone. We are really looking forward to moving the project into the next stage of its development and starting construction.”

“We are proud to contribute to this spectacular project which will revive this part of Warsaw. Our main objective was to create buildings that are open to the public and encourage passers-by to go inside. On sunny days, Varso Place’s guests and office workers will benefit from cafe gardens and recreational spaces located on its roofs” said Stanislaw Rewski, Partner and owner at Hermanowicz Rewski Architects.

The general contractor of Varso Place is HB Reavis Construction, a part of HB Reavis Group. Construction works began in December 2016, with the final handover scheduled for 2020.


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Construction begins on Poland’s tallest tower designed by Foster + Partners

The 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.

Varso 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.

“We 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 occupants.

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.

With a 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.

“We 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 Group.

http://www.fosterandpartners.com/new...plus-partners/

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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:26 PM   #5
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I'm so glad Warsaw entered into the skyscraper race too! Warsaw deserves to have a greater skyline then it actually has!

Great tower, Poland, as always, is having such a great amount of excellent buildings recently and not only in Warsaw, but in the entire country! Congrats, Polska!
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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:41 PM   #6
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Great project!

I'm living 100m across the chmielna street, so i'll have a oportunity to make a great pics of it
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Old January 11th, 2017, 04:43 PM   #7
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Varso looks totally amazing. Finger crossed for that project and def keep my eyes on it. Thanks Norman!
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Height by roof? 230 m?
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Congrats Warsaw, altough I must say that I am not that happy that Slovak developer is building tower by Norman Foster in Warsaw and Bratislava gets...huh...whom? John Robertson? Benoy? Aukett? They are not the first league like Norman Foster
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Congrats Warsaw, altough I must say that I am not that happy that Slovak developer is building tower by Norman Foster in Warsaw and Bratislava gets...huh...whom? John Robertson? Benoy? Aukett? They are not the first league like Norman Foster
True and I definitely understand the sentiment, but it's not like any of their previous Warsaw projects had a star-architect assigned either. Not even their London projects. All smaller in scale, developement cost and risk. For a massively expensive scheme like Varso they kinda had no choice but to sign up one of the most expensive and recognizable studios in the world

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This is actually a really nice tower for Warsaw. All the other newer towers, in the area, look bland compared to this.
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Finally not only Russia (St Petersburg, Moscow and maybe Grozny) and London will have supertalls in Europe. Great project
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It looks good, but only good. It won't become landmark of the city like Palace of Culture is.
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