Head Office of Bank
Warsaw, Poland - str.
Technical facade's design - 2001-2002.
Architectural design by JEMS Architects.
Facade design and
consultation Technical Bureau Tuscher.
Estimated cost of facade $4.7M
Gross area 61,000 m2+ 21,000 m2underground. Height
(Equivalent of 656,600 ft2+ 226,000
ft2underground. Height 197 ft)
building is the second largest building with a "twin face" facade ever built in
Poland. The design team profited from the experience gained on the first one. South facade and part of north
facade covered with second skin of glass, slung on the stainless-steel consoles.
Windows made of custom designed high-performance thermally
improved aluminium profiles and insulated glass. Curtain walls made of
aluminium profiles with thermal isolator and the strengthening steel
inserts, facilitating extra-long spans. Ventilation of second skin is alternating
in staggered courses and featured with
mechanical operation for improved heat extraction. Materials :
stone - granite veneer, sheet aluminum wall cladding, and safety glazing. Large area
of solid masonry walls blanked with aluminum louvres to achieve light
appearance. Maintenance of facade of the tower is realized by two
independent roof carriages (there are two different levels of the roof of higher
tower) with one shared swinging stage.
Last modification 02.22.2005