Warsaw UNIT, a new state-of-the-art skyscraper and one of the most modern buildings in Poland, has gained an unusual tourist attraction. At a height of almost 200 metres, a unique venue has opened called Skyfall Warsaw. It features a moving glass platform that guarantees an extreme experience for visitors.
Built by Ghelamco, Warsaw UNIT is the tallest building at Daszyńskiego roundabout. It catches the eye with its slender silhouette and so-called dragon skin, an installation of tiles that react to every gust of wind, “enlivening” the lower section of the façade.
Skyfall has just opened on the 46th floor of Warsaw UNIT, with a stunning panoramic view of Warsaw’s bustling central district. At the heart of the site is a quadruple glass-floored platform, at a height of almost 200 meters, which leans out of the building by 15 degrees, offering visitors a breathtaking experience never before seen in Europe.
Skyfall Warsaw is the only attraction of this type on the old continent, similar ones can only be found overseas. There is the Skydeck with a glass floor in the Willis Tower building in Chicago, and there is a swinging Tilt in the 360 Chicago skyscraper. Skyfall Warsaw is unique in that it combines both of these attractions, making it the only place of its kind in the world.
“We strive to make the skyscrapers we build accessible to the inhabitants of Warsaw. Warsaw Spire has Europejski Square, and the Warsaw HUB boasts a unique link that directly connects it to the metro. We wanted Warsaw UNIT to also offer its own highlight to the people of Warsaw. During the popular Museum Night, we invited the people of Warsaw to our office — located on the 41st floor of Warsaw Spire – and we were visited by thousands of people. This inspired the idea for Skyfall Warsaw; a place which would guarantee spectacular views and extreme experiences,” said Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Ghelamco.
Skyfall Warsaw is not just a viewing platform. It is also a space with a usable area of 500 sqm, providing the opportunity to hold meetings for up to 200 people. It houses three rooms, all available for exclusive hire. Guests have at their disposal, among other things, two terraces with closable roofs, a bar, along a selection of carefully selected multimedia and technical equipment. Mac Stopa from Massive Design is responsible for interior design — a well-known and widely appreciated creator of modern, innovative and unconventional interiors, who has been cooperating with Ghelamco on various projects for a long time.
Initially, Skyfall Warsaw will be available to companies and organisations. It will be made available to individual customers in the first quarter of 2022.