The third stage of the SOHO by Yareal investment project in Warsaw’s Kamionek district will include two residential buildings containing 14 apartments and 132 higher-standard flats. Also, work on a 300-meter-long, fully landscaped park which runs through the centre of the estate will be completed later this year. At the turn of the year, Yareal will hand over the keys to new SOHO residents, who will move into four apartment buildings by the linear park which was constructed during the project’s second stage.
SPLENDOR, a four-story apartment building, will be built on Minska Street as part of the project’s third phase of construction. Its elegant architecture will be accentuated by a restored historic wall – a testament to the area’s industrial history, pieces of which are being preserved thanks to SOHO by Yareal. SPLENDOR will include 14 exclusive apartments. Its façade will be covered with brick tiles, thanks to which the building will blend in with its post-industrial surroundings and the neighbourhood’s characteristic pre-war tenements. SPENDOR’s upper floors will feature striking two-story balconies with views of the estate’s revitalized green courtyard. Sales of apartments in SPLENDOR will commence before this year’s summer vacation.
KARDAN, the second of the two residential buildings, is a modern, U-shaped apartment complex with an open courtyard. It too will feature an elegant brick tile façade, this time with tall Portfenetr-type windows and openwork details. White walls lining its inner courtyard will serve as a counterpoint to its industrial, brick-like façade. KARDAN will include 132 flats. At present, over 30 percent of these have already found buyers.
“We are moving forward with the construction of the third stage of SOHO by Yareal, approaching the halfway point of this flagship development in Warsaw’s Kamionek district. In the coming months, our focus will be on completing the linear park – the heart of this development – which will agglomerate the life of the entire urban quarter. The linear park, which will consist of over 17,000 plants and 100 trees, will form a green axis that cuts through SOHO by Yareal, providing residents with beautiful views from the windows of their new apartments, as well as giving them access to recreational areas and playgrounds. This greenery will become the most immediate surrounding of dozens of commercial premises; including restaurants, cafés, stores, and service outlets that will welcome and cater to customers throughout the complex. SOHO by Yareal was designed with the 15-Minute City urban planning concept in mind, with residents and guests being able to fulfil most of their needs on the spot. Motor vehicle traffic will be limited throughout the complex, which has been adapted to pedestrian and bicycle traffic instead,” explains Jacek Zengteler, Yareal CEO.
Upon completion, SOHO by Yareal will become a new welcoming home for 900 families. The investment will serve as an open public centre, making it a residential, retail and service hub with lush greenery and plenty of attractions ready to cater to the needs of both residents and guests. The park will feature recreational areas with hills and natural playgrounds that will be irrigated with rainwater collected and distributed by a specially designed, environmentally friendly water retention system. The entire complex will consist of a dozen or so buildings surrounded by numerous squares, plazas and alleys that will create a cosy atmosphere so characteristic of the capital’s Praga district.
SOHO by Yareal is being built in line with modern green building regulations and stringent requirements for BREEAM certification. The project has also obtained BREEAM Communities certification – one of the first investments on the Polish market to do so – a confirmation that it meets the highest standards in urban design and was developed together with, i.a. the local government and the area’s historic preservation officers and conservators. The estate’s construction process utilizes low-emission concrete, which was used to fabricate the structural elements of both of the abovementioned residential buildings. The use of low-emission concrete helped reduce the construction site’s emissions by as much as 728 tons of CO2 – this is equivalent to carbon emissions per passenger emitted by 112 flights between Warsaw and New York, or approx. as much as is released in the preparation of 142 million cups of tea. SOHO by Yareal will also include green roofs and water infiltration wells for better rainwater management.
The project was designed by the renowned HRA studio and the general contractor is UNIBEP S.A.