Yareal is building a sustainable residential estate next to Warsaw’s II metro line
Yareal’s very first investment in Warsaw's Bemowo district will be located just 300 meters from the planned Chrzanów metro station, bringing urban order to a district dominated by individual, small-scale residential projects built on agricultural plots.
Sales have already started for 164 apartments created in the first of the project’s buildings. Once complete, the investment will create two new urban blocks near the intersection of Człuchowska and Lazurowa Streets. NEOWO’s buildings will be partially powered by their own solar power plant, and a public square located within the project will be fitted with street furniture made of upcycled wind turbine propellers.
Having upcycled wind turbine propellers used in street furniture will be a first on the Polish housing market, with the first pieces being installed at the investment site – next to Yareal’s sales office – prior to the start of construction. This unique furniture will also be installed in a 300-meter-long green park that will run from the intersection of Człuchowska and Lazurowa Streets to the site of the planned Chrzanów metro station, through the length of the residential estate.
“By building NEOWO, we are introducing urban and architectural order to a dynamically developing part of the district which, in its next stages, will be included in the expansion of Warsaw’s second metro line and will have its own underground railway station. Residents of Yareal’s residential estate will be able to reach these new public transport lines via the investment’s green park, which will lead them directly to the station. Most apartments built in NEOWO will be sought-after two- and three-room units spanning between 31 – 75 sq. m. and designed with young families in mind. These apartments will be complemented by with project’s many amenities, such as lush greenery and recreational areas, as well as a sunny terrace for rooftop residents which will be equipped with deckchairs, tables and potted plants” – explains Jacek Zengteler, vice president of Yareal.
Apartments with a mezzanine will be located on the upper floors of NEOWO’s first residential building. The loggias and balconies adjacent to these units, and those of many other apartments, will feature a ‘razor blade’ motif that will decorate the building’s façade. In addition to the abovementioned two- and three-room apartments, the building will also include 4-room apartments starting at 80 sq. m., several studio flats, and a 5-room apartment spanning 125 sq. m. with a large 15. sq. m. balcony.
The first of NEOWO’s residential buildings, designed by BDM Architekci, will be between 4 – 7 stories high and will create a new urban quarter in this part of the capital, standing out from the surrounding low-rise housing projects built on agricultural fields. The investment will be located by Batalionów Chłopskich Street and the bilingual Gaudeamus Private Primary School, adjacent to a small, newly-built shopping center.
Yareal’s investment envisages the creation of over 160 bicycle parking spaces, both in the underground garage and on an outdoor patio. A green, open courtyard will feature community gardens for residents to grow their own vegetables, flowers and herbs. Moreover, a playground and a recreational square with benches, tables and sun shades will be built nearby, and the center of the patio will be outfitted with an entrance to an emergency staircase leading into the underground garage. Underground, Yareal will create 170 parking spaces, half of which will be adapted for the installation of EV charging stations. 12 parking spots with ready-to-use chargers will also be built. NEOWO is yet another project by Yareal to include its own solar power plant, as rooftop photovoltaic installations will help residents save money on their electricity bills and will be used to power e.g. the lighting within the estate’s common areas and underground garage.
NEOWO will undergo BREEAM green building certification and is expected to achieve a Very Good rating; the highest score achieved by only a handful of residential projects in Poland. Yareal, a leader in green construction, has so far completed over 40 residential buildings, houses and offices that have undergone green building certification.
More information on NEOWO and Yareal's green solutions can be found on the investment project’s partners' websites: https://www.yareal.pl/neowo.
Komercjalizacja biurowca LIXA C na finiszu
Yareal zbliża się do końca komercjalizacji trzeciego już biurowca wchodzącego w skład flagowej inwestycji dewelopera – kompleksu LIXA na warszawskiej Woli.
Kolejnym najemcą budynku biurowego LIXA C został została jedna z najdłużej działających na polskim rynku biur serwisowanych - firma Rise.pl. Powierzchnie zajmowane przez Rise.pl w oddanym niedawno do użytku biurowcu LIXA C zajmą ponad 3300 mkw. Po podpisaniu ostatnich umów z najemcami, w LIXA C pozostało dostępnych już zaledwie kilkanaście procent z ogólnej powierzchni biurowej mierzącej 20 000 mkw.
Rise.pl świadczy usługi biur serwisowanych, pracowni coworkingowych i wirtualnych biur. Zawarta z Yareal umowa najmu całego 5 piętra w budynku LIXA C została podpisana na 10 lat.
„Od wielu lat dostarczamy rynkowi elastyczne przestrzenie oraz usługi, które są niezbędne do rozpoczęcia i prowadzenia działalności gospodarczej. Uruchamiając kolejną warszawską lokalizację w LIXA C chcemy zapewnić ofertę dla najbardziej wymagających klientów, których zmienna dynamika potrzeb biurowych wymaga obecności w biznesowym centrum stolicy. Bliskość Ronda Daszyńskiego i stacji drugiej linii metra, w połączeniu z unikalnymi w tym rejonie zielonymi ogrodami, z pewnością będzie atutem dla przyszłych użytkowników biur w LIXA C, udostępnianych w ramach usług Rise.pl. Lokalizacja i standard biurowca nie ma sobie równych w tym rejonie, dlatego z radością przygotujemy jego przestrzenie, aby służyły rozwojowi biznesu wymagającego elastyczności i solidności usług biurowych” – powiedział Piotr Augustyn, prezes Rise.pl.
„Powoli kończymy kompletowanie najemców w najnowszym, trzecim już biurowcu, wybudowanym w ramach kompleksu LIXA. Projekt naszej flagowej inwestycji tworzyliśmy z myślą o dużych i wymagających, globalnych markach, dlatego cieszymy się, że wśród najemców znalazła się duża polska firma z ugruntowaną od lat pozycją na rynku usług biurowych. Obecność Reise.pl w LIXA C z pewnością przyczyni się do wzbogacenia oferty biurowca – zarówno na rzecz firm, które wybrały nasz kompleks na swoje siedziby, jak i innych przedsiębiorstw, które będą potrzebowały obecności w biznesowym centrum Warszawy. Chcemy, aby nasz kampusowy projekt biurowy, z bezkonkurencyjnymi przestrzeniami zielonymi w skali całej okolicy, stał się miejscem dynamicznego rozwoju biznesu. Jestem przekonany, że adres LIXA będzie szczęśliwy dla wszystkich najemców budynku C, podobnie jak w przypadku najemców dwóch pierwszych biurowców wynajętych w 100 proc.” – podsumował Eric Dapoigny, prezes Yareal Polska.
Najemcę w transakcji reprezentowała firma Savills, świadcząca usługi doradcze na rynku nieruchomości.
„Elastyczne powierzchnie biurowe zyskują w ostatnich latach wielu zwolenników. Wchodzące do Polski firmy bardzo często decydują się na takie rozwiązania, zanim przeniosą się do docelowego biura, co pozwala im zoptymalizować koszty na etapie budowania zespołu. Loftmill to nowa marka uznanego i bardzo doświadczonego operatora powierzchni coworkingowych i cieszymy się, że mogliśmy pomóc w jej debiucie i wejściu na stołeczny rynek” – komentuje Jarosław Pilch dyrektor działu powierzchni biurowych, reprezentacja najemcy w Savills, który stoi również na czele Workthere w Polsce.
Kompleks LIXA to największą w historii Yareal inwestycja biurowa, którą docelowo będzie tworzyć zespół pięciu budynków o łącznej powierzchni najmu 77 000 mkw. Dotychczas Yareal zrealizował trzy budynki oferujące łącznie 48 000 mkw. powierzchni biurowej i usługowej. Obecnie trwa realizacja ostatniego etapu projektu, na którą składają się dwa biurowce D i E, zlokalizowane po zachodniej stronie wielkomiejskiego pasażu LIXA City Gardens, który będzie łączył kompleks w całość. To nowo powstały 150-metowy deptak łączący ulice Kasprzaka i Giełdową, wzdłuż którego będą funkcjonowały lokale usługowe. Oferta pasażu w ciągu dnia będzie zapewniała możliwość załatwienia najpotrzebniejszych spraw przez pracowników biur, a po godzinach pracy będzie odpowiadała na potrzeby mieszkańców okolicznych osiedli. Zielony pasaż zapewni dodatkowo połączenie z dwoma wewnętrznymi, ogólnodostępnymi dziedzińcami ogrodowymi, które razem z kaskadowymi tarasami zapewnią najemcom i gościom ponad pół hektara urządzonej zieleni.
Kompleks LIXA, który zaprojektowała renomowana pracownia architektoniczna HRA, został poddany certyfikacji w międzynarodowym systemie BREEAM, z oceną Excellent. Inwestycja jest realizowana w zgodzie z zasadami zrównoważonego budownictwa, z wykorzystaniem przyjaznych dla środowiska technologii i rozwiązań, w tym setek ton niskoemisyjnego aluminium pochodzącego z recyklingu i wyróżniającego się minimalnym śladem węglowym. Yareal finalizuje również dla LIXA proces certyfikacji WELL Health-Safety potwierdzający wysoki standard procedur bezpieczeństwa, szczególnie istotny w warunkach zagrożenia powrotem pandemii.
Więcej informacji na temat kompleksu LIXA można znaleźć na witrynie: https://www.yareal.pl/lixa.
Over 80 pct. of LIXA’s newest office building has been leased
Advanced Power Solutions Poland (formerly Panasonic Energy Poland), a leading global manufacturer of batteries sold under the Panasonic brand, is among the newest tenants of office building LIXA C.
The company’s headquarters will occupy over 720 sq. m. of the building’s first floor. LIXA C was commissioned in the spring of this year.
LIXA C offers a total area of over 20,000 sq. m. It is the third building in the LIXA complex, located at the intersection of Wolska and Karolkowa Streets. Advanced Power Solutions is the fourth tenant that has decided to move their new headquarters to this building in Yareal’s modern office complex.
“We were looking for a site for our new headquarters which would offer the highest standards in modern office space, be in a prime location and have good public transport connections. LIXA will provide our team with comfortable working conditions in an attractive and contemporary office environment, fostering greater effectivity and giving our employees access to useful services and green areas, which are always a much-valued perk. Continuous business growth requires a flexible and modern office that is much more than just a place to work. This transition to LIXA is an important step for our team” – said Jacek Pniewski, Chief Financial Officer from Advanced Power Solutions.
“Advanced Power Solutions is yet another global tech brand that has chosen to locate its headquarters in the LIXA office complex. I am glad that that tech companies are choosing to move to our flagship office investment as we created LIXA with global, innovative brands in mind. The signing of a 5-year lease agreement with Advanced Power Solutions means that we will soon complete the commercialization of LIXA C, as only around ten percent of its office area will remain available” – commented Eric Dapoigny, CEO of Yareal Polska.
The tenant was represented by experts from ITRA Polska.
"We have found the optimal solution for our client who was looking for an office with easy access to public transport and on-site amenities for employees. LIXA meets these requirements, and at the same time, provides its users with a growth perspective within the location, thanks to the planned development of new buildings. This is a crucial argument for international organizations for which flexibility of the workspace is key", comments Izabela Kołcz, Advisor in ITRA Polska.
Composed of five separate buildings and offering a total target area of 77,000 sq. m. the LIXA complex is the largest office investment in real estate developer Yareal’s history. The complex’s first three buildings – A, B and C – have been commissioned and offer a total office and service area of 48,000 sq. m. Construction is currently underway on the investment’s final stage, i.e. office buildings D and E, which will be located by the LIXA City Gardens; a newly created 150-meter-long retail, restaurant and service promenade. It will feature two separate entrances from the complex’s public gardens. Advisors from consulting company JLL are currently working on commercializing the premises in the LIXA City Gardens, focusing on creating an optimal mix of tenants that will cater to employees working in LIXA during the daytime and to the area’s residents by night and on weekends. Once the project is complete and the promenade is opened, LIXA tenants will gain access to two green garden courtyards and terraces spanning over half a hectare.
LIXA is being built in accordance with the requirements and principles of contemporary green building and BREEAM certification. The investment, which was designed by the renowned HRA studio, features numerous environmentally-friendly solutions that ensure an Excellent BREEAM rating, including the exploitation of several hundred tons of recycled aluminum; a reusable material with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world. The investment is also applying for WELL Health-Safety certification, a confirmation of the high standard of safety procedures employed within its buildings.
For more information on the LIXA complex, please visit: https://www.yareal.pl/lixa.
Yareal: newly-built apartments in Pozytywny Mokotów
Yareal has just completed the largest stage of the Pozytywny Mokotów residential estate.
New apartment owners have started to move in to 258 flats that have been built as part of the investment’s second stage. Pozytywny Mokotów, located in Warsaw's Służewiec district, is one of Yareal’s most ecological residential projects to date – with three solar power plants, a 200-meter-long green walkway, and international BREEAM green building certification.
This stage included the construction of three apartment buildings along the investment’s central walkway, which spans approx. 10,000 sq. m. and serves as a green axis for the estate, resulting in the creation of an urban sanctuary isolated from noise and traffic and equipped with deckchairs, outdoor picnic sets, recreational areas, playgrounds, and highly acclaimed residential gardens, which were especially appreciated by residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Residents of the Pozytywny Mokotów estate will have access to its internal community garden, where they will be able to plant and care for their own herbs, vegetables and flowers. A total of several dozen nursery containers will be built along the estate, which, in addition providing garden-grown greens for home kitchens and healthy cooking, will foster neighborly relations and provide another outlet for outdoor recreation. We have created a private-public space that emphasizes the sustainable nature of our project. What’s more, electricity will be generated by three local photovoltaic power plants, providing power for each stage of the investment project” – explains Yareal Vice-President Jacek Zengteler.
The second stage of Pozytywny Mokotów has now been commissioned, which means that most of the estate has already been built. The final stage is still under construction, and over 70% of the 232 flats that are to be created have already found buyers. There are still about 60 flats of various sizes on offer, ranging from 2- and 3-room apartments, to larger 4- and 5-room flats with their own private gardens. Pozytywny Mokotów is a green, family-friendly residential estate located in a dynamic area of Warsaw’s Mokotów district – a popular residential location.
Yareal started work on modernizing road infrastructure at the intersection of Postępu and Konstruktorska streets at its own expense even before the completion of the project’s second stage. Local infrastructure improvements include the construction of a new roundabout and roadway, sidewalks, bicycle paths, and new bus stops. Current and future residents’ accessibility to public transport contributed to the project receiving a ‘Very Good’ rating on its BREEAM green building certificate. Yareal ensures that external assessors certify all of its residential investments under the BREEAM scheme, becoming a leader in terms of green building on the Polish market with over 40 certified construction projects. Pozytywny Mokotów is a sustainable investment that takes into account the requirements of the European Union's climate policy, designed to deal with future challenges posed by climate change considering that it was built using particularly durable materials that are resistant to the harmful effects of harsh weather conditions.
The final stage of the investment, which will ultimately consist of 615 apartments in 7 residential buildings, is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2023.
For more information on the investment, as well as on the solutions required for BREEAM green building certification, please visit our website: https://www.yareal.pl/pozytywny-mokotow.
SOHO by Yareal: more apartments for sale in Warsaw’s Kamionek district
Yareal is expanding its offer of flats and apartments for sale at the firm’s flagship investment, SOHO by Yareal.
As part of the project’s third stage of construction, a new apartment building with higher-standard flats will be erected right next to the complex’s central, linear park. Residential building KARDAN will offer a total of 132 apartments spanning between 25 – 125 sq. m. and 10 commercial premises on its ground floor. Its top floor will feature exclusive apartments with 3-meter-high windows and spacious terraces.
KARDAN is a U-shaped building erected in the center of SOHO by Yareal; a contemporary and multifunctional residential, service and commercial complex that will ultimately span 5 hectares in Warsaw’s Praga Południe district. The building’s ground floor will include dedicated areas for retail and service points located along an internal passage with large, floor-to-ceiling glass windows and four public entrances centered around an open patio. All apartments above the ground floor will feature tall, Portfenetr-type windows. The entrance to KARDAN’s underground garage will be on Mińska Street. This will provide residents and guests with easy access to the well-liked and popular restaurant, Warszawa Wschodnia, which is located right next to the complex. Some of the parking spaces in the underground garage will be intended for the restaurant and its guests.
The building’s central location, right next to the linear park, is reflected in its characteristic architectural solutions and functions. Its elegant brick tile façade will be a direct reference to the area’s post-industrial history, thanks to which KARDAN will blend in seamlessly with the surrounding residential and revitalized, historic buildings.
“SOHO by Yareal was designed with the 15-Minute City urban planning concept in mind, with residents and guests being able to fulfill most of their needs on the spot – from simply living in the complex itself, through shopping, running errands, meeting with friends, or relaxing in Soho’s many gardens, restaurants and cafés. This is no ordinary estate, but rather a well thought-out and diversified complex with a number of attractive utilities – combining flats, apartments, parks, greenery, recreational areas, unique architecture and useful services in a single location” – explains Jacek Zengteler, Vice President of Yareal.
SOHO by Yareal will serve as an open public center, making the complex itself a residential, retail and service hub with lush greenery and attractive recreational areas. Ultimately, this city block – located between Mińska, Chodakowska, Żupnicza and Bliska Streets – will be teeming with metropolitan life, offering a number of amenities for comfortable and modern living to residents and guests alike. Once underway, construction of residential building KARDAN will mark the commencement of the third stage of the investment. This will be the sixth residential building in SOHO by Yareal, with the complex ultimately becoming a new, welcoming home for app. 900 families. The high interest and high sales rate testify to the satisfaction of customers who value the strengths of Yareal's project. More than 60% of apartments and apartments put up for sale in the presently implemented second stage have already found buyers.
Yareal currently has over 100 higher-standard apartments and flats on offer here. Construction of the investment’s second stage is nearing completion and includes the creation of SOHO’s 300-meter-long linear park, which will feature recreational areas with hills and natural playgrounds irrigated with rainwater collected and distributed by a specially-designed water retention system.
The complex will comprise of both newly-built and revitalized historic buildings, all of which will feature service and retail points – several dozen in total – as well as a commercial, multi-functional hall near Mińska Street. The entire complex will consist of a dozen or so buildings, surrounded by numerous squares, plazas and alleys, creating a cozy atmosphere that’s so characteristic of the Polish capital’s Praga district. Motor vehicle traffic will be limited throughout the complex, which itself will be adapted to pedestrian and bicycle traffic thanks to a network of sidewalks and cycle lanes connecting all areas of the investment.
SOHO by Yareal is the single largest residential and service project in the real estate developer's history. The flagship investment is being built near Skaryszewski Park and Kamionkowskie Lake in Warsaw’s Praga Południe district. This location offers convenient public transport connections thanks to an extensive network of buses and trams, as well as trains from the nearby Warszawa Wschodnia Railway Station. What’s more, Warsaw’s planned third metro line and the Mińska station will be located just a few minutes’ walk away. A few days ago, Warsaw city authorities announced that they were planning to announce a tender for the construction of the first stage of the new metro line – which will run through Kamionek – as early as next year. The launch of this new public transport connection will certainly increase the area’s attractiveness and accessibility, contributing to the rising value of real estate in this part of the city.
The investment is being built in line with modern green building regulations and stringent requirements for BREEAM certification. The complex has also obtained BREEAM Communities certification – one of the first investment’s on the Polish market to do so – which confirms that it meets the highest standards in urban design and was developed together with, i.a. the local government and the area’s conservator. The completion of all stages of SOHO by Yareal will take place in about 4–5 years.
For more information on SOHO by Yareal, please visit: https://www.yareal.pl/sohobyyareal
Cloud tenant in the LIXA office complex
Yareal's flagship investment has gained a key tenant who has leased a whopping one third of the recently completed LIXA C office building.
The American company Snowflake, specialising in advanced cloud solutions, has leased an over 7,000 sq. m modern office space in total. After signing a 10-year contract with Snowflake, office building C is already 60% commercialised.
The new headquarters of the Silicon Valley company Snowflake will occupy two floors of the next stage of the LIXA office complex, where specialists from the Warsaw engineering centre will work.
"Snowflake offices will occupy nearly 40 percent of the available space in building C, providing employees with comfortable working conditions and ensuring further dynamic development of the company in Poland. Since the beginning we have envisaged the LIXA project for large, demanding tenants looking for office space with flexible floor layouts enabling any space adaptation. At the same time, we assumed that our investment should be a response to the needs of creating modern workplaces, in bright, spacious premises, surrounded by greenery and buildings created on a human scale. These are the features that distinguish the LIXA complex from the nearby high-rises," said Eric Dapoigny, president of Yareal Polska.
Snowflake specializes in data management based on the most modern cloud computing architecture, supporting the development of over 4,000 global customers using the solutions of the American company.
„Snowflake selected LIXA as the ideal location to establish a strategic engineering hub. We will be expanding rapidly in Warsaw and need an office that will help us attract the best engineers and other technical professionals, be an amazing place for them to work and provide expansion potential to support our growth. LIXA meets all of those objectives and Snowflake is excited to be a part of the LIXA story," said Warrick Taylor, VP Global Real Estate and Workplace.
In negotiations with the developer, Snowflake was represented by experts from the CBRE consulting company.
“We are glad that we can support Snowflake in their ambitious plans for the Polish market. I am convinced that the Warsaw office will create the ideal conditions for work and further development of our client's team. From the point of view of the office real estate market, it is also an important signal of Warsaw's unwavering attractiveness for new investors,” said Aleksander Hofman, Director of the Office Space Department at CBRE.
The LIXA complex is the largest office investment in the history of Yareal, being built in the vicinity of Rondo Daszyńskiego in the nearby Wola district. The first two office buildings have been used by tenants for several months, including Yareal, which has established its headquarters in LIXA. The newest building with an area of 20,000 sq. m, which has just been open for use, is already the third office building of the complex which will ultimately consist of 5 buildings with a total area of 77,000 sq. m. The last two office buildings are under preparation, together with another garden and a 150-metre pedestrianised LIXA City Gardens, which will house numerous retail, service, and food outlets. Currently, the commercialisation of the premises built on the promenade is under way – they will diversify the existing offer in the vicinity of the Yareal investment. The mix of LIXA City Gardens tenants will be composed in such a way that they will provide useful services during the day for the employees of the complex, and after the offices close, they will also provide an attractive offer to local residents. After the construction is completed and the service promenade is opened, LIXA tenants will have two green garden yards and terraces with a total area of over half a hectare at their disposal.
Yareal's flagship office investment meets the highest requirements of ecological construction, compliant with the BREEAM certification. For the LIXA complex, designed by the renowned HRA studio, numerous environmentally friendly solutions are provided, ensuring the BREEAM rating at the Excellent level. The investment has also received the WELL Health-Safety certificate confirming the high standard of safety procedures in LIXA buildings, which are particularly important in the conditions of the pandemic that has been unfolding for two years.
For more information on the LIXA complex please visit: https://www.yareal.pl/lixa.
Yareal starts building final stages of LIXA office complex
Yareal is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with a general contractor responsible for completing the final stages of its flagship office complex, LIXA.
FineTech Construction will build two office buildings with a total area of 29,000 sq. m. near Daszyński Roundabout. So far, nearly 49,000 sq. m. of modern offices have already been developed here at LIXA, including the most-recently commissioned building C, which will soon be ready to welcome its first tenants. Low-rise offices, tenant-friendly scale and open green gardens and terraces spanning over 5,000 sq. m. distinguish LIXA from other high-rises in the area.
General contractor FineTech Construction Sp. z o.o. is a proven Yareal partner with whom the developer is concurrently working on a three-stage housing estate, Pozytywny Mokotów, located near Galeria Mokotów in Warsaw's Służewiec district.
“FineTech Construction's commitment to being general contractor for the LIXA project is proof of our good relationship with Yareal and the developer’s trust in our work. Being given the chance to construct two office buildings with a total area of 29,000 sq. m. is a confirmation of our joint satisfaction from working on previous projects. I am convinced that we will contribute to the success of the LIXA complex, giving Yareal the highest ratings for sustainable construction and providing excellent working conditions for future tenants” – says Włodzimierz Bogiel, President of FineTech Construction.
“Signing a contract for the construction of two office buildings of this scale was particularly demanding given the current situation in the building materials industry. This is further proof of the solid partnership between our companies. LIXA, the largest investment in Yareal’s history, envisages the creation of an entire city block from scratch and is a combination of flexible and modern office space with useful service points and open public gardens that are sure to enrich the neighborhood. LIXA City Gardens, a promenade with cafes, restaurants, service points and shops, runs through the center of the complex. These businesses will cater to LIXA tenants by day and the area’s residents by night” – adds Yareal President, Eric Dapoigny.
The LIXA project is being carried out in strict accordance with a number of sustainable development principles and ESG standards. Yareal continues to implement energy-saving and environmentally-friendly solutions in its undertakings – including recycling – as was the case for the buildings already completed in LIXA whose façades are made from several hundred tons of recycled aluminum. Additionally, the project is being built with the use of low-emission concrete, which will reduce LIXA’s overall carbon footprint. Openable windows will allow for limited use of air conditioning, and the buildings’ high-speed lifts have been specially designed to recover energy. Moreover, modern LED lighting will be installed throughout the premises, and rainwater will be collected and used to irrigate shrubs, perennials and lawns growing in the public gardens. These open spaces will also feature a pond which will humidify the air with a soothing mist on hot days.
A total of 217 parking spaces will be built in the investment’s underground garage, and some will be equipped with electric vehicle charging stations. The garage will also include bicycle racks, showers and lockers for tenants. As part of the investment, Yareal will also reconstruct part of Kasprzaka Street, outfitting it with urban infrastructure, sidewalks and parking bays, and will also renovate fragments of Giełdowa and Dorożkarska Streets. These construction works will be powered by electricity generated from renewable energy sources.
The LIXA complex is being built in the Wola district, Warsaw’s teeming business center, within walking distance of the Daszyński Roundabout metro station. The three office buildings erected so far were designed by the HRA studio and have already created a campus-like office complex with an open, green courtyard. The complex will be create a new link between Kasprzaka and Giełdowa Streets thanks to a pedestrian passage, next to which construction of LIXA’s final stages is about to begin.
Construction of LIXA, which started in 2019, is scheduled to end at the turn of 2023/2024. All existing buildings have achieved an Excellent rating on their BREEAM green building certification. Buildings D and E were also designed to achieve the same rating. LIXA will also strive for WELL Health-Safety certification, confirming the high standard of safety procedures employed within its buildings. Presently, the first stage of the complex is fully commercialized and the process of acquiring tenants for buildings erected in the second stage is coming to an end.
More information on the LIXA complex can be found at: https://www.yareal.pl/lixa.