Senator
Address: 
Warsaw, Poland
Categories: 
Offices, Atria, Renovations
Status: 
Completed 2012
Client: 
Ghelamco Poland
End user: 
Various
Total surface: 
45.000 m²
In coorporation with: 
AB-Project / Architraw GB

The office building, located in the immediate vicinity of Warsaw’s old center, is a contemporary reinterpretation of the former Polish National Bank that was severely damaged during WOII. The site has been associated with Poland’s state finance already since the 18th century accommodated the State Mint, the Russian State Bank and the Polish National Bank, respectively. Considering the prominent heritage of the location, detailed on-site studies were performed prior the design phase. Senator’s architecture is clearly referring to the original Polish Bank building and the façade is reminiscent of the 1907 one, with major details such as the horizontal dividers separating floors or the façade stone colour, evoking the historic building within a contemporary vocabulary. 

The 6-storey 25.000 m² building is articulated around a high atrium, providing room for luxury retail units at ground level while the offices can be reached via two main entrances that leads to three reception areas and vertical circulation cores. Parts of the atrium ground floor are glazed and allow a view onto the historical foundations of the 18th Century Mint, while two restaurated walls recreate the appearance of the Polish Bank’s grand teller room.

International Property Awards 2012 : winner in categories "Best international Office Development" & "Best Office Development in Europe"

Senator
Warsaw, Poland
Offices, Atria, Renovations