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Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT

Identification

Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT
Polish Airlines Headquaters, PLL LOT
100171

Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
glass
curtain wall
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • This is the first building in Poland to make use of a double-skin glass façade on all elevations.
  • 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.
  • Designed to accommodate the Polish Airlines headquaters, the building alludes to the imagery of aviation with its technological simplicity and elegance of form.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

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Location

Ulica 17 Stycznia 39
00-906
Włochy
Warsaw
Masovian
Poland

Technical Data

82.02 ft
7
1
May 2000
Nov 2001
292

Involved Companies

facade designer, facade installation, floor plate contractor, general contractor, glass supplier, landscape architect, mechanical systems installation, structural engineering
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