Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT
Structure in General
- Designed to accommodate the Polish Airlines headquaters, the building alludes to the imagery of aviation with its technological simplicity and elegance of form.
- The lobby's floor is clad in black granite plates which reflect the sky and moving clouds thanks to a fully-glazed roof.
- The interior features two full-height atriums - the publicly accessible entry hall and an inner courtyard enclosed by office space.
- Due to extensive use of industrial glass the building seems to be transparent; the architect's intention was to make it look more virtual than real.
- The double-skin glass façade, modeled on architect Stefan Kuryłowicz's previous work - Focus Filtrowa, is designed to protect tenants from both excessive heat during summer and noise from the nearby airport.
- One of the atriums houses a wooden cuboid with small round windows resembling those of early aeroplanes. It is home to a small exhibit on the history of Polish aviation.
- This is the first building in Poland to make use of a double-skin glass façade on all elevations.
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