A unique attraction in the Warsaw UNIT building
Warsaw UNIT, a new state-of-the-art skyscraper and one of the most modern buildings in Poland, has gained an unusual tourist attraction. At a height of almost 200 metres, a unique venue opens Skyfall Warsaw. It features a moving glass platform that guarantees an extreme experience for visitors.
Built by Ghelamco, Warsaw UNIT is the tallest building at Daszyńskiego roundabout. It catches the eye with its slender silhouette and so-called dragon skin, an installation of tiles that react to every gust of wind, “enlivening” the lower section of the façade.
Skyfall has just opened on the 46th floor of Warsaw UNIT, with a stunning panoramic view of Warsaw’s bustling central district. At the heart of the site is a quadruple glass-floored platform, at a height of almost 200 meters, which leans out of the building by 15 degrees, offering visitors a breathtaking experience never before seen in Europe.
Skyfall Warsaw is the only attraction of this type on the old continent, similar ones can only be found overseas. There is the Skydeck with a glass floor in the Willis Tower building in Chicago, and there is a swinging Tilt in the 360 Chicago skyscraper. Skyfall Warsaw is unique in that it combines both of these attractions, making it the only place of its kind in the world.
“We strive to make the skyscrapers we build open to the inhabitants of Warsaw. Warsaw Spire has Europejski Square, and the Warsaw HUB boasts a unique link that directly connects it to the metro. We wanted Warsaw UNIT to also offer its own highlight to the people of Warsaw. During the popular Museum Night, we invited the people of Warsaw to our office — located on the 41st floor of Warsaw Spire – and we were visited by thousands of people. This inspired the idea for Skyfall Warsaw; a place which would guarantee spectacular views and extreme experiences” — says Jeroen van der Toolen, Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Ghelamco.
Skyfall Warsaw is not just a viewing platform. It is also a space with a usable area of 500 sqm, providing the opportunity to hold meetings for up to 200 people. It houses three rooms, all available for exclusive hire. Guests have at their disposal, among other things, two terraces with closable roofs, a bar, along a selection of carefully selected multimedia and technical equipment. Mac Stopa from Massive Design is responsible for interior design — a well-known and widely appreciated creator of modern, innovative and unconventional interiors, who has been cooperating with Ghelamco on various projects for a long time.
Initially, Skyfall Warsaw will be available to companies and organisations. It will be made available to individual customers in the first quarter of 2022.
About Warsaw UNIT
Warsaw UNIT is one of the most technologically advanced skyscrapers in Poland. The architectural design has been developed by the Polish and Belgian Architecture Studio: Projekt. The building is managed by CBRE, an international consulting company, which also has its headquarters in the building. The building’s tenants include the insurance company, Warta.
The building uses Signal OS, a proprietary operating system for buildings. Thanks to it, the users receive, e.g., access to a mobile application enabling them to access the building or invite guests and reserve parking spaces. The skyscraper has also been equipped with innovative solutions which will allow the building to immediately enter the so-called pandemic mode. The Warsaw UNIT includes equipment such as UV lamps installed in the elevators (they will be activated in cabins in “stand-by” mode) and in air-conditioning systems. The building received pre-certification from the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI) in the latest WELL v2 Core system, which takes into account the user well-being. It is also currently subject to the WELL Health-Safety Rating certification process, which assesses the preparedness of buildings to operate during the pandemic.
The building has been given the Green Building Standard certificate, and is currently subject to the advanced BREEAM green certification process, along with the “Barrier-Free Facility” certification process.