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Skanska goes Platinum in Wrocław for second time

Press release 9/12/2016 10:30 AM CET

The Dominikański office building, developed in Wrocław by Skanska Property Poland, has been recognized with LEED certification's highest level - Platinum. This is the second office complex in Lower Silesia's capital to “go platinum” in compliance with the most demanding office certification system in Poland. The first complex - Green Towers – was also developed by Skanska. The certification process for Dominikański was supported by Go4Energy. The building is owned by a fund managed by Union Investment Real Estate GmbH based in Hamburg.

Dominikański, Skanska Property Poland

Dominikański is Skanska’s fourth office investment in Wrocław. It is located in the very heart of the city and combines modernity with classical architecture. It also includes the baroque Oppersdorfs’ Palace, re-vitalized by Skanska and is LEED Core&Shell “Gold” certified. The office interiors of this large-scale project perfectly comply with the trend of focusing on both employee comfort and the environment. Dominikański has well-lit space and is equipped with appliances that ensure up to 70% reductions in lighting energy. In addition, the ventilation system provides 30% more fresh air when compared to norms and market standards. If tenants decide to increase the number of employees they can expect that Dominikański will provide similar work environment as for smaller team.

- During the certification process, some of the points that were required and passed in order to obtain the LEED certificate included the building's ability to provide comfortable and healthy working conditions. Its air-conditioning and ventilation parameters were taken into consideration, and for Skanska an acoustic audit was important as well. All these aspects were individually adjusted during the office space finishing works. The LEED certificate granted to Dominikański is a clear indication that our work will not be interrupted by traffic noise and will be led in good temperature and clear air. While leaving the office we will feel as fine as when we entered it. It has become a standard in Skanska’s offices. Green2Day, our newly-launched office building developed at Szczytnicka Street is no different as it will apply for certification – says Adam Targowski, Sustainable Development Manager at Skanska Property Poland.

Dominikański is the fourth office complex developed in Wrocław by Skanska to become LEED certified and the company's second to be awarded Platinum in this city.

- Dominikański is a unique project not only on the Wrocław market. This bold investment included the development of new buildings and re-vitalization of old urban tissue. It provided the opportunity to revive historic buildings and, as a result, became even more beneficial for the city. LEED Platinum certification is another confirmation of the high quality of projects developed by Skanska – comments Tomasz Augustyniak, President at Go4Energy, the company that supported Skanska in the complex’s certification process. – While developing this project, Skanska focused a great deal not only on the building’s high quality but the local community as well. The company invited residents to participate in the development of the project, something which illustrates Skanska's commitment to the principles of sustainable development – adds Tomasz Augustyniak.

Dominikański was delivered to market in August 2015. Skanska also focused on the building’s surroundings and consulted with residents on the re-vitalization of one of the courtyards located on Piotra Skargi Street. Excellently located and comfortable, Dominikański has attracted a great deal of interest among tenants from the very beginning. The building has become the office location of companies such as HP Global Business Center, Deloitte, Skanska, BrightOne and Work Service. In December 2014, Skanska sold the project to a fund managed by Union Investment Real Estate GmbH based in Hamburg, a few months before its completion. The company is currently developing Green2Day – it’s fifth office investment in Wrocław. The building will be located in the city center, close to the wharfs along the Odra river and will provide tenants with 17,000 sqm of modern and comfortable office space.

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Dominikański – key facts and numbers, trivia:

  • Total space: approx. 41,700 sqm.
  • Seven levels above ground and two below.
  • 380 parking places available in the underground parking.
  • The building’s stairways were designed jointly with the Fine Arts Academy. Each floor relates to the history of the place where the building was developed.
  • The building’s hall includes multimedia kiosks providing the opportunity to check the list of tenants as well as schedules for trams and cultural events held in close proximity.
  • The building’s elevation was designed to resemble a pile of books as Dominikański was developed on the site where a printing works used to be.
  • The architectural project of Dominikański was developed by medusa group studio.
Email: Jędrzej Kruszyński, Koordynator ds. Komunikacji / Communication Coordinator
Last updated: 8/22/2017