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Warsaw’s Crystal

Warsaw’s Crystal

Located in the Warsaw’s business centre, Q22 will stand 155 m tall and offer nearly 50,000 sq m of office space. Commissioned by leading Polish financier Echo Investment, the building has been designed by world renowned architects Kurylowicz and Associates in association with Buro Happold which has had a presence in Poland for nearly two decades.

According to Echo investment the Q stands for quality in design and construction, and for quartz; the structure will reflect a clear and perfect crystal in its design and format.

To achieve the client’s high sustainability goals, Q22 is being developed on the site of a demolished Mercure hotel with all the materials created during the demolition process being recycled; a total of 1,500 tonnes of steel and 25,000 tonnes of concrete aggregate have been reprocessed. Buro Happold is to supply structural and building services engineering for Q22 as well as BREEAM certification.

Ian Booth, regional director for Buro Happold comments: “We are proud that Q22’s integrated design is being developed in our Warsaw offices; the team has focused their efforts on ensuring that the building’s construction and assembly solutions fulfil top international standards for high-rise buildings as well as meeting stringent sustainability targets.” Echo Investment’s president Piotr Gromniak added: “We are starting the construction of the tallest and the largest project in the history of Echo Investment. It is a unique project; not only because of its excellent location but also thanks to an unusual architectural design developed by the architect. I am convinced that Q22 will set a new standard for business in Warsaw.” The complex will include a restaurant, gym, car parking and in reference to its green credentials facilities for cyclists too. The office is planned for completion in Q1 2016.

APA Kurylowicz & Associates