Monday the 13th of March 2017 was the day many were waiting for. On that day the grand opening of ZŁOTA 44 took place – the highest residential building in Europe and one of the most characteristic works of Daniel Libeskind. The building has been towering over the center of Warsaw for some time already with its unconventional shape that can be admired by everybody commuting through the city every day.
The beginning of the year is usually the time when we look back and summarise the past twelve months, and – typically – firmly promise improvement. At ZŁOTA 44 we do not really have to promise improvement as 2016 was the year we could be truly proud of. This was a special year when we began to reap fruit of our intensive efforts. We are very excited looking into 2017 as it is over the upcoming months that we expect to attain our objectives.
Work, corporate meetings and business travel are not all there is to life – all those who want to live a well-balanced life should not shy away from rest and should not forget to take care of their health. Fortunately, one of humanity’s amazing inventions, the sauna, has been around for centuries. It helps you relax and stay healthy. At ZŁOTA 44 we embrace a philosophy of wellness, therefore advanced, well-appointed and comfortable saunas can be found not only in the spa areas, but also on our 8th floor.
Without a doubt, each admirer of Warsaw has seen many pictures of the capital city taken from heights. However, a look at the city with own eyes is an unmatched feeling, particularly after dark, when Warsaw is aglow with a myriad of colours. This year’s edition of the Skyscrapers Night organised by Nowa Warszawa (New Warsaw), held on 15 October, was even a greater success than last year as it attracted more than 45,000 fans of skyscrapers and magnificent industrial views. ZŁOTA 44 was more than happy to join in this year.
Presentation of the eight floor at ZŁOTA 44 was a remarkable and much-awaited event. After the long countdown and hard work, both by designers and contractors, the recreational zone has finally been unveiled, winning applause from the invited guests. However, on the evening of 26 October, it was not only the eight floor that mattered. Presentation of the relaxation zone was accompanied by an unusual, low-key charity initiative organised for the Omenaa Mensah foundation. Thanks to the funds raised, a new school will be built in Ghana already next year!
Skyscrapers kindle people’s imagination and help them climb to the sky, wake up 100 above the ground and marvel at distant horizons while having a lovely cup of coffee in the morning. Even though the biblical Babel tower was supposed to prove the point that going up is against all laws, human curiosity was a trigger that caused beautiful, towering structures to be erected, which rather than creating a concrete jungle effectively contribute to implementation of environmentally friendly solutions at the hearts of megacities. ZŁOTA 44 stands among those many skyscrapers that employ green technologies and remain close to nature.
One of the main determinants of luxury, which makes apartment buildings belong to the premium class, is the availability of a comprehensively equipped recreational zone. In this case, recreation is understood in its broad sense to mean amenities for leisure and facilities that help residents pursue their passions or just make the daily life easier for them. ZŁOTA 44 embodies this idea as its standards come up to all the requirements to earn it a position among the world’s few buildings of the “super luxury” class.
As the number of prestigious addresses is growing, the notion of a luxurious apartment is being redefined at a fast pace. Even though not so long ago merely the presence of a concierge could connote luxury, now this luxury is also measured by the number and quality of exclusive amenities.
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, a British science fiction writer, once said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. If we look at modern buildings – be it office or apartment buildings – we may be tempted to conclude that magical power has begun to work its way into our daily lives.
A lobby – particularly in high-class buildings – plays an invaluable role. This is where guests or residents cross their paths. It is a focal point of the building’s traffic and last but not least this is where visitors get their very first, important impression of the whole building. When properly arranged, it will help the visitor embrace the spirit of the place. Not accidentally, another name for the lobby – foyer – means a place where fire is maintained. It is here that a spark jumps between us and the building and chemistry is born.