Warsaw Spire

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Warsaw Spire
Warsaw Spire, Poland 22 June 2016.jpg
The Warsaw Spire buildings complex, June 2016
General information
StatusComplete
TypeOffice
Architectural styleNeomodern
LocationWarsaw, Poland
AddressPlac Europejski 1,2,6
Coordinates52°13′59″N 20°59′5″E / 52.23306°N 20.98472°E / 52.23306; 20.98472
Construction started2011
Completed2016
Height
Architectural220 metres (720 ft)
Tip220 metres (720 ft)
Roof180 metres (590 ft)
Technical details
Floor count49
Floor area129,336 m2 (1,392,160 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architecture firmJaspers-Eyers Architects and PROJEKT Polsko-Belgijska Pracownia Architektury
DeveloperGhelamco
Website
www.warsawspire.pl
References
[1][2]

The Warsaw Spire is a complex of Neomodern office buildings in Warsaw, Poland constructed by the Belgian real estate developer Ghelamco. It consists of a 220-metre main tower with a hyperboloid glass facade, Warsaw Spire A, and two 55-metre auxiliary buildings, Warsaw Spire B and C.[3] The main tower is the second tallest building in Warsaw and also the second tallest in Poland.

The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) has been headquartered in the 6th to 13th floors of the building since 2012.[4][5]

In December 2014, a large neon sign with the words "Kocham Warszawę" ("I love Warsaw") was installed by Belgian creative lighting and visual design practice Painting with Light and placed on the upper floors of the partially constructed main tower.[6] The building was topped out in April 2015.[7] The neon sign was removed in early July 2015 due to progress in façade assembly.[8] A more advanced version of the sign returned permanently to the top of the tower in May 2016, for the opening of the building.[9]

In 2017, the building received the MIPIM Award for Best Office and Business Development in the world during the MIPIM International Property Fair in Cannes, France.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warsaw Spire". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.
  2. ^ Ghelamco, Jaspers-Eyers, Skyscraper Page, Archiloverz
  3. ^ "Ghelamco Poland Projects - Warsaw Spire".
  4. ^ https://www.officefinder.pl/news-frontex-in-warsaw-spire.html
  5. ^ https://euobserver.com/regions/138544
  6. ^ ""Kocham Warszawę" - ogromny neon na 35. piętrze Warsaw Spire" (in Polish). Gazeta.pl Warszawa. 2014-12-08. Retrieved 2015-01-18.
  7. ^ Michał Wojtczuk (2015-04-24). "Wiecha na Warsaw Spire. Wieżowiec zmieści tyle biur, co w całym Lublinie" (in Polish). wyborcza.pl Warszawa. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  8. ^ Michał Wojtczuk (2015-07-03). "Neon "Kocham Warszawę" zniknął z wieżowca. Czy powróci?" (in Polish). wyborcza.pl Warszawa. Retrieved 2015-07-03.
  9. ^ ""Kocham Warszawę" Powraca Na Plac Europejski!" ["I love Warsaw" returns to European Place]. Nowa Warszawa (in Polish). Warsaw. 2016-05-11. Retrieved 2016-05-14. With the advent of the facade on the building of the tower had to be temporarily removed, but as promised Ghelamco - the developer of investment - I LOVE WARSAW returns only in the new version and will be on the European Square on a permanent basis. The opening of the European Square already on Saturday, May 14.
  10. ^ "Warsaw Spire wins in MIPIM Awards 2017 competition". 2017-03-17. Retrieved 2017-03-17.

External links[edit]

Media related to Warsaw Spire at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 52°13′59″N 20°59′5″E / 52.23306°N 20.98472°E / 52.23306; 20.98472