Architects: The Jerde Partnership International General contractor: Skanska Client: ING Real Estate Ingenieur: Arup Construction Manager: Mace
The building is one of the most important in Warsaw. It is located right next to the main railway station and the Palace of Culture in the centre of the city. The project includes office space, an entertainment centre, a shopping centre and public spaces, which give it an important role thanks to various urban activities.The task of Waagner-Biro was to construct a roof for the central shopping area made of steel and glass. Building on the steel node technology already developed for the Great Court of the British Museum, the roof consists of a hilly, geometrically complex network of welded steel components supporting the triangular insulating glass panes. At the front, the roof extends to the floor, forming the frame of the main entrance.