The tallest building in the EU, called the Varso Tower, has just been completed in Warsaw by Foster + Partners. Part of HB Reavis’ Varso Place project, the tower is 310 metres tall, overtaking the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt by 10 metres.
Varso Tower is a timeless addition to the skyline and a vibrant destination in the heart of Warsaw.Jedrzej Kolesinski, Partner, Foster + Partners
“In addition to the flexible office spaces, the building gives back to the city by providing a dynamic public realm. The tower’s direct underground link with the adjacent Warsaw Central Station will breathe new life into the surrounding urban quarter”, said Jedrzej Kolesinski, Partner, Foster + Partners.
The building has 53 floors and is intended for mixed use, with offices, restaurants and public observation decks. Visitors will be able to reach the viewing platforms via two panoramic lifts. The platform at level 53 is the highest inhabited floor in Poland with uninterrupted views of the city, while at level 49, a fully landscaped terrace bar, with sixteen trees, will soon be completed, breaking the record for Warsaw’s highest garden.
“We believe that the tower, filled with activity and featuring extraordinary rooftop public spaces will make a strong, positive contribution to this wonderful city”, said Grant Brooker, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners. “We hope that it will become a hub for local and international business and a symbol for contemporary Poland.”
For the 3-metre-high office floors, spanning over 70,000 square metres, two banks of high-capacity double-deck lifts, with each car serving two floors at any one time, are available. The 10-metre-high lobby features a floor to ceiling ceramic artwork by the local artist Krystyna Kaszuba-Wacławek.
Varso was designed and built with energy efficient strategies in mind, including the triple-glazed facades, achieving BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Gold certifications.