International workspace provider HB Reavis has completed Varso Tower. The firm's flagship Warsaw development has transformed a brownfield site into one of the city’s urban landmarks.
The first tenants will soon move into the Foster + Partners-designed building. Now the tallest architectural structure in the EU (310m to the tip of its spire), it offers 70,000 sq m of ESG-centric workspace.
The record-breaking address next to the Warsaw Central Railway Station reached ground level in early 2019 and rose above the Palace of Culture and Science in late 2020 before topping out at its 230m roof height.
With the addition of the spire in February 2021, it became the EU’s tallest building by architectural height – and it also boasts Warsaw’s highest garden, as sixteen trees were planted 206m above ground in mid-2021. A key part of the project is its greenery – another several dozen trees decorate the spacious, mosaic-lined lobby and pepper the surroundings.
Varso Tower’s timeless, slender design is emphasised by the boomerang-shaped steps near its summit, while the façade’s vertical divide brings a lightness and elegance to its character.
Its quality was recognised by independent BREEAM and WELL auditors, who certified the building as Outstanding and Gold, respectively.
With the office floors currently undergoing interior fit-out works, the first tenants are set to move in this September. Ultimately, the building’s user list will include such firms as cloud specialist Box and international law firms CMS and Greenberg Traurig.
Varso Tower is the final showpiece of HB Reavis' award-winning Varso Place, a mixed-use development offering offices, a hotel, an innovation hub and retail spaces.
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