Client: Poleczki Business Park
Type of works: Reynobond® aluminium composite panels
It is set to be the largest and most modern business complex in Poland. The Poleczki Business Park in Warsaw is like a little town, combining a total of 15 buildings, replete with office, shopping, exhibition and warehousing areas, on an area of land measuring 14 hectares. The project involves a joint venture between UBM Realitätenentwicklung AG and CA Immo International from Austria. EUR 250 million have been invested in order to create a multifunctional business complex with a gross floor area of 200,000 m2.
The project is being completed in six stages. The first phase lasted until 2010 and included the construction of the two largest buildings, A1 and A2. These mainly accommodate office areas, but also have warehousing and service provision, as well as places to eat. The unique thing about them is that the area given over to offices on just one floor runs to a massive 5,250 m2 to 6,000 m2. The flexible interior architecture allows variable office functions to meet differing uses and requirements ranging from an office, archive or studio to a workshop.
This work environment will be supplemented by a variety of service facilities, including a hotel, conference centre, apartments, small retail outlets and service providers, as well as a car park with around 3,400 parking spaces.
To ensure the end result has a uniform appearance in spite of the different types of buildings, particular attention has been paid to the façades. These have a calming influence on the architecture, as well as adding texture. Buildings A1 and A2 are fitted out with rear-ventilated cladding, consisting of Reynobond® aluminium composite panels. The paint finish of the panels was applied by the manufacturer to the architects specifications. Thanks to the glistening green façade, the buildings blend in superbly with their surroundings. This gives them more than a touch of quality, without, however, any hint of excessive luxury.
The horizontal line of the cladding panels is continued in the windows and their sun protection elements. The building appears lower and the overall impression is more harmonious as a result. The green of the façades is reflected in the surrounding parkland grounds and the inner courtyards of the business park. Here employees can relax and recharge their batteries after work and in their breaks.
The multifunctional project does however have one more decisive advantage. The parkland area is situated next to the most important feeder roads connecting directly with Warsaw International Airport. This location allows easy access to all districts and strategic points within the capital, whether by public or private transport.