Atrium 2, an office building developed by Skanska Property Poland in the vicinity of ONZ Roundabout in Warsaw, reached its highest construction point. The project’s completion is scheduled on March 2016.
Atrium 2 will comprise 15 floors above ground and four under. The building will provide 125 parking places available for tenants and 20 000 sqm of leasable space. After its completion, Atrium 2 will be one of the greenest projects on the Polish office building market and will apply for LEED Platinum certification. Currently, there are only 10 office buildings with such a certificate in Poland.
The development of Atrium 2 was launched in April 2014. The building’s framework construction is already completed. Currently, a technical facility is being installed on the building’s highest, 15th floor. At the same time, works regarding the project’s elevation are nearing completion. After reaching the raw closed state, the fit-out works will be carried out on the space leased by DLA Piper, the first tenant of Atrium 2.
“What distinguishes Atrium 2 is its location in the strict city center in close proximity to the second metro line station. Thanks to exceptional solutions such as open loggias located at each floor, a modern gym and a library, the building will be a comfortable place for work, business meetings and after-work leisure activities. Furthermore, an advanced network of bicycle routes runs around the project and therefore, we designed a separate facility for cyclists equipped with places to park their bicycles and locker rooms with shower cubicles. At the same time, we want the architecture of Atrium 2 to encourage enjoying the facilities located at the building’s ground floor and space surrounding it”, says Arkadiusz Rudzki, Leasing & Asset Director at Skanska Property Poland. The building already has its first tenant. In September 2015, a lease agreement on 4000 sqm was signed by DLA Piper global law firm.
Atrium 2 is an example of modern, elegant architecture referring to Warsaw’s classical modernism from the interwar period. Numerous solutions that will positively influence work comfort include a ventilation system providing higher amount of fresh air, air-conditioning based on cooling panels ensuring lower noise emission and the ability to regulate temperature in selected areas. Compared to local norms, the project will lower water consumption by 50% and energy consumption by 30%.
The building’s architectural concept was prepared by PRC Architekci studio. It general contractor is Skanska S.A. Skanska Property Poland is responsible for the building’s commercialization.
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