Commerz Real has repositioned the Warsaw office property Tulipan House in line with modern work concepts. To this end the building – which was erected in 2008 and has been in the Hausinvest portfolio since 2013 – was in part comprehensively con-verted and fitted with a variety of community and service offerings for the tenants.
“We want to create a higher quality of experi-ence for the users of our buildings with more sustainability and mobility,” explained Jens Böhnlein, Global Head of Office at Commerz Real at the reopening ceremony. Thus the 17-metre high lobby, which to date had merely served as a prestigious entrance, was given a make-over to create a meeting point and event area with a modern design encompassing greened areas and wooden elements, seating zones, table-top soccer and a café from the Costa Coffee international chain.
In order to further simplify the communication with the tenants and among the tenants themselves an app was specially developed by spaceOS, a proptech based in Warsaw and Dublin, with which employees can book meeting rooms, order meals and snacks from food trucks, and communicate with the facility management and the reception. This is the first tenant app of its kind on the Warsaw office market and also the first such app from Commerz Real.
Furthermore, new bicycle stands were created in the building, as were showers for cyclists and a bicycle washing facility. In addition, tenants can utilise a variety of mobility offerings right in front of the door of Tulipan House: alongside electric vehicles from Innogy go! and hire bikes from Revelo, e-scooters are also available round the clock. Sustainable materials were used for the modernisation work. The carpets in the meeting rooms are made of recycled fishing nets and plastic retrieved from the sea, for example. Long before its repositioning Tulipan House had already been awarded the BREEAM sustainability certificate “very good”.
BVN Architecture was responsible for the new design. In addition, Commerz Real was advised on the repositioning by Savills, which is also responsible for the property management at Tulipan House and which is additionally assuming the leasing man-agement as of immediately.