Insurance company Warta has just moved into the skyscraper, developed by Ghelamco near Daszyńśkiego roundabout in Warsaw.
The Warsaw UNIT is the tallest building at Daszyńskiego Roundabout in Warsaw that was developed by Ghelamco. Its podium is decorated by an unusual façade, so-called “dragon skin”, which is made of thousands of tiles resembling scales, which react to every single gust of wind. Warsaw Unit offers 57,000 sqm of modern office space on 45 floors.
The skyscraper is located in the immediate vicinity of the “Rondo Daszyńskiego” metro station. The building provides infrastructure for cyclists: bicycle parking, changing rooms and showers. A multi-storey car park can accommodate 400 cars. Polish-Belgian Project Architecture Studio was the designer of the Warsaw UNIT. The building administrator is CBRE, an international consulting company, which has its own headquarters in the building.
Warta is the largest tenant of the Warsaw UNIT. The company occupies thirteen floors and 20,000 sqm of office space at the top of the skyscraper. The contract was signed for a period of 10 years.
“We are moving to a state-of-the-art office building in Poland, which confirms the company’s remarkable position on the market. I am glad that it symbolizes modernity and openness which are values we have been following every single day as part of our business,” says Grzegorz Bielec, a member of Warta’s Management Board. “We have been searching hard for a building which would provide us with extraordinary solutions and the best possible working environment for our team, and would be well connected both to various locations not only in Warsaw but to other Polish cities as well. The new headquarter provide us with opportunities to use our potential even more effectively. A multitude of co-working spaces, high standard of equipment and innovative technological solutions that the office building contains will support Warta’s continued growth. The selection of the new location was certainly affected by the ecological nature of the Warsaw UNIT, as well as a number of applied solutions that strengthen the health and safety of employees; something that plays a key role as part of the current pandemic situation”.
“Warsaw UNIT is a building created for the future. The solutions applied as part of it will provide tenants with comfortable working conditions for many years. We are glad that the building has attracted Warta and CBRE companies. We are in the process of signing new contracts, about which we will inform you soon”, says Jarosław Zagórski, Sales and Development Manager at Ghelamco Poland.
Warsaw UNIT has been pre-certified by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) in the latest WELL v2 Core system, which takes into account mainly the well-being of its users. The building is also in the process of obtaining the WELL Health-Safety Rating, which evaluates the preparation of buildings for operation during a pandemic.
The building has the Green Building Standard certificate and is currently undergoing the advanced BREEAM environmental certification. The skyscraper has also been through the process of obtaining the “Barrier-Free Facility” certificate.