Warsaw UNIT received the “Building without Barriers” certificate, awarded by the Integration Foundation. This confirms that the building has been adapted to the needs of people with disabilities, reduced mobility, parents with children and older people.
The certificate is the result of cooperation between the developer and the Integration Foundation since the very beginning of the Warsaw UNIT project. This allowed us to apply solutions that would not have been possible in subsequent stages of construction.
“This is another project on which we worked closely with Ghelamco. We are pleased that the city’s landmark buildings are being constructed with people with disabilities in mind. We do not usually notice the architectural obstacles they face. A door that is too narrow or a small threshold can sometimes be an insurmountable barrier. Fortunately, in buildings such as Warsaw UNIT, everyone can get to the top of the building without any problems. Thanks to such places, Warsaw is becoming a friendly city, more and more open to everyone”, says Ewa Pawłowska, President of the Integration Foundation, one of the largest organisations in Poland working for the benefit of people with disabilities, which for 27 years has been helping to eliminate architectural, digital and social barriers.
In Warsaw UNIT, the experts of the Integration Foundation singled out, among other things: wide entrances with doors opening automatically for various groups of users, parking spaces for people with disabilities, which account for more than 2 percent of the total number of spaces in the building, access to all floors by means of lifts, and the lift management system equipped with additional solutions for people with disabilities, including precise voice information. Additionally, they paid attention to perfectly designed toilets for people with disabilities, located in common spaces on each office floor, UNIT’s good location (near the Daszyńskiego Roundabout), with a multitude of high-quality public transport to choose from the tram, bus, metro and SKM stations, as well as solutions for cyclists, such as bike lanes near the building, closed parking for cyclists, changing rooms with showers and city bike stations at the entrance.
“We want each of our projects to provide maximum comfort and be accessible to all users. Our buildings house, not only offices but also gyms, shops, restaurants and tourist facilities which are used by almost everyone. We are glad that these spaces are accessible to everyone, regardless of their age and health”, says Jarosław Zagórski, Commercial and Development Director at Ghelamco Poland.