Wronia 31, Warsaw’s Ghelamco Poland office building, won the international BREEAM Awards 2019 competition in the category of Regional Award Central and Eastern Europe. In the final round, the investment has defeated five other projects, including Varso Tower in Warsaw and Turin Office in Kraków.
The BREEAM Awards competition selects the best buildings certified in the BREEAM ecological system. The jury takes into account their technical specification, architectural design, construction and management. Warsaw’s Wronia 31 office building was recognized as the greenest building in Central and Eastern Europe, defeating five competitors from Poland, Romania and Turkey in the finals. Award ceremony took place on 4th March 2019 in London.
“Ghelamco is the first developer in Poland to introduce into its buildings the world’s most popular ecological certification system BREEAM. For over 9 years, all Ghelamco’s projects have been built in accordance with the principles of sustainable construction and Building Research Establishment guidelines. The award for Wronia 31 as the best certified building in this part of Europe is another confirmation that we are a Polish real estate market leader in the field of green construction,” says Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director CEE, Ghelamco.
Wronia 31 is tenth Ghelamco Poland project certified in BREEAM. In August 2018, the office building received an ecological certificate at the Outstanding level for the Post Construction stage. It is the only office building in Poland certified in the latest BREEAM International 2013 News Construction system with such a high rating. The certification process of Wronia 31 office building was carried out by Sweco Consulting.
Wronia 31 was commissioned in autumn 2017. The object was designed by Jaspers-Eyers Architects, a Belgian studio, authors of neighbouring Warsaw Spire complex. The 15-storey office building is located in the business city in Warsaw’s Wola district. It has a total area of 16,000 sqm, of which over 15,150 sqm are top-class offices and 850 sqm are retail and service premises. For drivers and cyclists there is an underground car park for 195 cars, 54 motorcycles, as well as changing rooms and showers. Non-motorised office workers can benefit from close access to public transport, including the second metro line, suburban trains and trams.