SOHO by Yareal: construction commences for third stage of development in Warsaw’s Kamionek district
The third stage of the SOHO by Yareal investment project in Warsaw's Kamionek district will include two residential buildings containing 14 apartments and 132 higher-standard flats.
Also, work on a 300-meter-long, fully landscaped park which runs through the center of the estate will be completed later this year. At the turn of the year, Yareal will hand over the keys to new SOHO residents, who will move into four apartment buildings by the linear park which were constructed during the project’s second stage.
SPLENDOR, a four-story apartment building, will be built on Mińska Street as part of the project’s third phase of construction. Its elegant architecture will be accentuated by a restored historic wall – a testament to the area’s industrial history, pieces of which are being preserved thanks to SOHO by Yareal. SPLENDOR will include 14 exclusive apartments. Its façade will be covered with brick tiles, thanks to which the building will blend in with its post-industrial surroundings and the neighborhood’s characteristic pre-war tenements. SPENDOR's upper floors will feature striking two-story balconies with views of the estate’s revitalized green courtyard. Sales of apartments in SPLENDOR will commence before this year’s summer vacation.
KARDAN, the second of the two residential buildings, is a modern, U-shaped apartment complex with an open courtyard. It too will feature an elegant brick tile façade, this time with tall Portfenetr-type windows and openwork details. White walls lining its inner courtyard will serve as a counterpoint to its industrial, brick-like façade. KARDAN will include 132 flats. At present, over 30% of these have already found buyers.
“We are moving forward with the construction of the third stage of SOHO by Yareal, approaching the halfway point of this flagship development in Warsaw's Kamionek district. In the coming months, our focus will be on completing the linear park – the heart of this development – which will agglomerate the life of the entire urban quarter. The linear park, which will consist of over 17,000 plants and 100 trees, will form a green axis that cuts through SOHO by Yareal, providing residents with beautiful views from the windows of their new apartments, as well as giving them access to recreational areas and playgrounds. This greenery will become the most immediate surrounding of dozens of commercial premises; including restaurants, cafés, stores, and service outlets that will welcome and cater to customers throughout the complex. 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. Motor vehicle traffic will be limited throughout the complex, which has been adapted to pedestrian and bicycle traffic instead” – explains Jacek Zengteler, Yareal CEO.
The ground floor of the SPLENDOR building will include two commercial units, one of which will be accessible from Mińska Street. Its entrance will lead through a historic, post-industrial red brick wall which will be restored in accordance with the recommendations of a historic preservation officer. Next to it, an entrance ramp covered in live greenery will lead to the complex’s underground garage, which will include 138 parking spaces for residents of both buildings, along with an additional 37 spaces for guests of the acclaimed Warszawa Wschodnia restaurant, which is located next Yareal’s investment.
The entire ground floor of the KARDAN building, as well as part of its first floor facing the inside of the complex, will be available for commercial purposes. Glass storefronts will line the interiors of two public passages – one which will run north-south, with the other running east-west. These will intersect in the courtyard to create a communal area. KARDAN’s uppermost floor will feature exclusive apartments, 3.5 meters in height and with spectacular windows leading to large, open terraces.
Upon completion, SOHO by Yareal will become a new welcoming home for approx. 900 families. The investment will serve as an open public center, making it a residential, retail and service hub with lush greenery and plenty of attractions ready to cater to the needs of both residents and guests. The park will feature recreational areas with hills and natural playgrounds that will be irrigated with rainwater collected and distributed by a specially designed, environmentally friendly water retention system. The entire complex will consist of a dozen or so buildings surrounded by numerous squares, plazas and alleys that will create a cozy atmosphere so characteristic of the capital’s Praga district.
SOHO by Yareal is being built in line with modern green building regulations and stringent requirements for BREEAM certification. The project has also obtained BREEAM Communities certification – one of the first investments on the Polish market to do so – a confirmation that it meets the highest standards in urban design and was developed together with, i.a. the local government and the area’s historic preservation officers and conservators. The estate’s construction process utilizes low-emission concrete, which was used to fabricate the structural elements of both of the abovementioned residential buildings. The use of low-emission concrete helped reduce the construction site’s emissions by as much as 728 tons of CO2 – this is equivalent to carbon emissions per passenger emitted by 112 flights between Warsaw and New York, or approx. as much as is released in the preparation of 142 million cups of tea*. SOHO by Yareal will also include green roofs and water infiltration wells for better rainwater management.
The project was designed by the renowned HRA studio and the general contractor is UNIBEP S.A.
For more information on SOHO by Yareal, please visit: https://www.yareal.pl/en/sohobyyareal.
* Own estimates
Street restaurant open at LIXA C
Diverse cuisine, dishes combining unique flavours and an extraordinary automotive design – these features make a difference for the Street restaurant, recently opened in the LIXA office complex near the Daszyński Roundabout in Warsaw.
The restaurant occupies 468 sqm. of space on the ground floor of the LIXA C building, facing the publicly accessible pedestrian arcade located between Kasprzaka and Giełdowa streets. This is another restaurant operating as part of the LIXA City Gardens retail concept, which has expanded the food and beverage offering both in the LIXA complex itself and in the immediate vicinity.
Street is a restaurant brand that has been present in the food and beverage market for nearly 20 years, currently operating four restaurants in Warsaw office buildings and shopping malls. The first restaurant under the Street brand was opened in 2004. The name Street is a term used for night racing, and the restaurant was intended to be a place for sharing a passion for autosports and great food. Street restaurants are especially known for their varied, signature menus, which are a compilation of popular international dishes. The restaurants’ chefs have combined their knowledge and expertise to create recipes of favourite European, American, Mexican and traditionally Polish dishes.
The fascination with all things related to the automotive world is also perfectly evident in the colour, style, and arrangement of the Street restaurant at LIXA C. The place showcases, among other things, graphics of the most characteristic elements of cars, lamps referring to engine pistons and materials used to detail racing cars. Street has taken up 468 sqm. of modern service space, located on the ground floor of the LIXA C building. The restaurant space includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 60 guests, which makes it an ideal venue for all kinds of meetings and special events. Street restaurant at LIXA also boasts an outdoor garden facing directly onto the LIXA City Gardens city passage.
“The choice of a restaurant for an office complex is always a major challenge for the investor. Food and beverage offering matched to the needs and expectations of employees and visitors alike significantly increases the overall attractiveness of the building. Especially the new generation of employees expects office complexes to offer not only comfortable conditions for performing their duties, but also attractive opportunities for making the most of their leisure time and meeting important everyday needs. I can say with confidence that that Street’s rich offering will respond perfectly to these expectations, and the restaurant will become a must-visit place for both those working at the LIXA campus and for our guests. I am very pleased with this cooperation and with the fact that it is the Street that has become the first culinary place in our new pedestrian arcade which will feature numerous retail and dining establishments as part of the LIXA City Gardens concept,” said Marta Zawadzka, Leasing Director at Yareal Polska.
“I am really glad that our newest restaurant has been set up in the beautiful LIXA complex. We create places with our guests and their needs in mind, and we have come across the same energy in the complex developed by Yareal Polska – located in the very heart of Warsaw, but immersed in greenery and tranquillity. The new Street restaurant is not just another spot on the culinary map of Warsaw, but first of all a space where campus employees and their guests can take a break from their daily routine and relax in a casual atmosphere. By introducing a lunch offering tailored specifically for office employees in the area, we want to create a different menu every day, in line with seasonally available ingredients, along with our speedy service. After hours, all guests are welcome to join the traditional Street’s After Office, during which they can enjoy several promotions, including the most famous Happy Hours. Thanks to the unique layout of the place, we were able to arrange the space in such a way as to accommodate multi-person bookings with up to 50 people sitting together, at one table. We know how important this has been for clients holding events and meetings at our restaurants. We also have a glamorous VIP room, where we invite guests expecting a more discreet atmosphere at their events. We have top-of-the-line catering equipment to prepare buffets in our restaurant as well as at the clients’ premises, and we are excited about upcoming requests for cooperation. It is with pride that we have opened in the LIXA City Gardens space a concept that guests have been returning to for years, where you can hold a corporate meeting in a convivial atmosphere and feel the invigorating climate of neon lights and street racing from the 2000s,” commented Magdalena Lewicka, Managing Partner at Street restaurant.
The lease agreement for the restaurant space was signed for 10 years, and the JLL team, represented by Anna Wdowiak, took part in the negotiations.
The LIXA C office building offering 20,000 sqm. is the third of the buildings commissioned as part of Yareal’s largest office project, that is the LIXA campus, designed by the renowned HRA Architekci studio, which is being developed in phases in the business centre of Warsaw, in the Wola district, located within walking distance from the Daszyńskiego Roundabout metro station.
LIXA C and other parts of the complex have been built in line with the sustainable development strategy of Yareal Polska with the main focus on ESG standards. The building has been BREEAM certified at the Excellent level. The investment developed in accordance with the requirements and principles of a contemporary green building features numerous environmentally friendly solutions and technologies, among others, a bicycle room and changing rooms with showers for cyclists and employees exercising before work. LIXA C was awarded WELL Health-Safety certification, which is a confirmation of the high standard of safety procedures employed within the building.
At present, the final phase of the development is being completed, that is LIXA D and LIXA E office buildings, which will offer a total of more than 28,000 sqm. of leasable space and will be ready to welcome tenants in Q2 and Q1 of 2024, respectively. This phase of the investment project will also see the completion of the publicly accessible 150-metre pedestrian arcade between Kasprzaka and Giełdowa streets. Once the remaining two buildings are completed, LIXA will form a complex of five buildings with a total area of 77,000 sqm.
New leases and expansion in LIXA C
Yareal Polska has signed new leases for almost 1,000 sqm. in the LIXA C building, developed as part of the office campus near the Daszyński Roundabout in Warsaw.
Glass System Poland and VisionCube have joined the office building’s tenant roster. Moreover, Advanced Power Solutions Poland has decided to extend its current space. Consequently, 95% of the LIXA C office building has now been commercialized.
At the beginning of 2024, LIXA C will welcome two new tenants. Glass System Poland, a technology company providing state-of-the-art glass architecture solutions, has decided to lease 435 sqm. of modern space on the first floor of the building. The other tenant is VisionCube, providing video conferencing systems and delivering technologically advanced IT projects. Its showroom of 181 sqm. in total will be located on the ground floor of LIXA C.
What is more, the current tenant, Advanced Power Solutions Poland, which is the global leading battery manufacturer, has signed a lease extension by additional 316 sqm. Thus, as of 2024, the company’s seat will cover more than 1,000 sqm. of modern office space on the first floor of the office building.
‘I am very pleased that technology companies have joined our group of tenants. When developing this complex, our major goal was to create a state-of-the-art and comfortable work environment, coupled with comfortable conditions to foster business growth. I am truly satisfied that our idea proved to be successful. Our success is evident not only in the new lease agreements, but also in the fact that the current tenant of LIXA C, Advanced Power Solutions Poland, has decided to expand its space by additional several hundred sqm. – less than a year after signing its first lease. There is no better proof of the top quality of LIXA itself and the services offered by us,’ said Marta Zawadzka, Leasing Director at Yareal Polska.
The LIXA C office building with an area of 20,000 sqm. is the third of the buildings commissioned as part of Yareal’s largest office project, that is the LIXA campus, designed by the renowned HRA Architekci studio, which is being developed in phases in the business centre of Warsaw, in the Wola district, located within walking distance from the Rondo Daszyńskiego metro station.
LIXA C and other parts of the complex have been built in line with the sustainable development strategy of Yareal Polska, with the main focus on ESG standards. The building has been BREEAM certified at the Excellent level. The project has been developed in accordance with the requirements and principles of contemporary green building, and features numerous environmentally friendly solutions and technologies, among others, a bicycle room and changing rooms with showers for cyclists and employees exercising before work. LIXA C was awarded WELL Health-Safety rating, which provides proof of the high standard of safety procedures employed within the building.
At present, the final phase of the development is underway, that is LIXA D and LIXA E office buildings, which will offer a total of more than 28,000 sqm. of leasable space and will be ready to welcome tenants in Q2 and Q1 of 2024, respectively. During the final phase, a 150-metre-long walkway connecting Kasprzaka and Giełdowa Streets will be completed, with an array of stores, service points and eateries as part of the LIXA City Gardens concept. Once the remaining two buildings are delivered, LIXA will form a complex of five buildings with a total area of 77,000 sqm.
Yareal Announces Exclusive Apartment Sales in Wilanów
Yareal is proud to launch a distinguished selection of residences in the heart of Wilanów, nestled within the intersection of Branickiego and Sarmacka streets, which serve as the district’s main thoroughfares.
The development introduces three private, landscaped courtyards and a publicly accessible square linked to a vibrant greenway park adorned with rain gardens, creating an urban oasis within the district. Each apartment will feature loggias, balconies, or terraces, while ground-floor units will come with gardens, including some with gardens on both sides.
The ENSO residential complex, inspired by the Zen Buddhist symbol, is emerging from one of the last vacant plots in Miasteczko Wilanów. The 4-5 story architectural marvel will comprise 89 apartments, primarily featuring expansive 3-4 room units, tailored to meet the needs of growing families seeking an upgrade in living conditions. All residences will enjoy large wooden windows, and thoughtful spatial arrangements will delineate day and night zones, with larger units boasting bespoke wardrobes adjoining the bedrooms.
"Our vision for ENSO was to create a harmonious and intricately designed urban architecture that seamlessly integrates with the ecological and community-oriented lifestyle embraced by the residents of the Wilanów District. With a deep appreciation for elevated aesthetic and functional standards fostered by the district's urban design principles, we are dedicated to constructing a prestigious apartment complex that not only meets the needs of its residents but also prioritizes their well-being and environmental sustainability. We aim to provide a luxurious living experience by offering a wide range of amenities that are both people- and environmentally-friendly. Within the enchanting linear park, captivating rain gardens will be incorporated to collect and efficiently utilize water for irrigating the lush and diverse greenery found in the three secluded courtyards. Recognizing the importance of promoting a healthy lifestyle, we have included an exclusive indoor exercise area, allowing residents to maintain their well-being conveniently within the complex. Additionally, we have made it a priority to enhance the local service and gastronomic offerings, thereby further enriching the overall quality of life for our residents” – said Jacek Zengteler, CEO of Yareal.
Situated adjacent to the entrance on Adam Branicki Street, ENSO will host a state-of-the-art fitness facility exclusive to residents. On the ground floor, several commercial spaces will be available, including a restaurant with a separate garden area for guests. Every parking space in the subterranean garage will feature the option for electric vehicle chargers, and ample bicycle storage will cater to cycling enthusiasts, acknowledging the expansive cycle network of the district. Proximity to eco-friendly public transport, with a bus stop near the development and an upcoming tram line connecting Wilanów to Warsaw's city center, will make commuting a breeze (https://tramwajdowilanowa.pl/).
Thanks to its sustainable design, convenient transport connections, and an array of eco-friendly initiatives, ENSO is set to achieve a "Very Good" rating from BREEAM, the internationally recognized sustainable building certification system. Yareal continues its commitment to environmental sustainability, extending its streak of 20 green-certified residential and commercial projects.
Construction of ENSO is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of this year. For more information about ENSO and Yareal's dedication to sustainable development, visit the project's website: https://www.yareal.pl/en/enso.
Yareal unveils Pozytywny Mokotów: a sustainable haven with 615 apartments in Warsaw
Yareal proudly announces the completion of one of its largest residential projects to date, the Pozytywny Mokotów housing estate.
Spanning three stages, this remarkable development is set to welcome over 600 families. The majority of the apartments, located at the intersection of Postępu and Konstruktorska streets in Warsaw, have already been sold, with only two spacious apartments, each over 100 sq. m., with large terraces remaining.
Pozytywny Mokotów comprises seven buildings surrounding a sprawling inner garden that stretches nearly 200 meters. A diverse range of ornamental shrubs, perennials, trees, and grassy meadows thrive within this elongated, green enclave that covers an area of nearly 10,000 sq. m. The estate boasts multiple internal squares, three playgrounds, and a neighborhood promenade featuring numerous benches, gazebos, a green pergola, and recreational areas equipped with amenities like hammocks, picnic sets, and sun loungers. Additionally, one of the squares has been fitted with calisthenics exercise equipment.
“We take immense pride in the implementation of numerous environmentally friendly solutions in Pozytywny Mokotów, including some that are groundbreaking. As part of the development, residents now have access to a community garden featuring dozens of nursery containers made from recycled clothing conglomerate. They have already started cultivating their flowers, vegetables, and herbs for home cooking. Each of the three stages of Pozytywny Mokotów will be powered by its own solar power plant. The first plant has already generated over 37 megawatt-hours of free energy, while the remaining two await final approval to connect to the grid. Once the solar panels are activated, apartment owners can save tens of thousands of zlotys annually on electricity expenses” – explains Jacek Zengteler, CEO of Yareal.
In line with their commitment to sustainability, Yareal has equipped the development with several dozen bicycle racks, a bicycle repair station, a public electric vehicle charger, and an Allegro parcel locker. The final phase of Pozytywny Mokotów showcases Yareal's dedication to environmental consciousness by utilizing low-emission concrete, specifically Vertua concrete, making it the first residential project in Poland to implement this innovation. This environmentally friendly alternative helped reduce the development’s carbon emissions by 38% compared to using traditional concrete – the equivalent to driving a car around the Earth five times.
Prior to the completion of the complex, Yareal undertook the renovation of the intersection of Postępu and Konstruktorska streets. In collaboration with city authorities, the developer replaced the road surface, constructed a new roundabout, and installed three bus stops with bays for public transportation. The intersection reconstruction project also included the creation of new sidewalks and bicycle paths, enhancing accessibility and safety for residents.
Thanks to its convenient access to various modes of public transportation and its sustainable design, Pozytywny Mokotów has been awarded a prestigious "Very Good" rating under BREEAM green building certification. Yareal now holds the largest number of green certificates in Poland, covering a total of 20 residential and office projects, establishing the company as a nationwide leader in sustainable construction according to the BREEAM system. Pozytywny Mokotów was meticulously designed and built in accordance with the European Union's environmental policy requirements, prioritizing climate change adaptation and incorporating energy-efficient solutions and durable materials resilient to adverse atmospheric conditions.
For more information about the Pozytywny Mokotów estate and its BREEAM certification, please visit the official website: https://www.yareal.pl/en/pozytywny-mokotow.
SOHO by Yareal: Linear Park Nears Completion by the End of Summer
Construction is in progress for a 300-meter linear park in Warsaw's Kamionek district.
This expansive public park will become the vibrant centerpiece of the multifunctional SOHO by Yareal complex, carefully designed in accordance with the principles of the 15-Minute City urban planning concept. Nestled on Mińska Street, the park will boast a playground, recreational zones, and a myriad of flourishing plant life. Anticipated to be finalized by autumn, the park will offer a delightful retreat for residents of SOHO, as well as their guests and visitors.
Transforming the area into a park and undertaking extensive landscaping presented Yareal with significant challenges, owing to the rich industrial legacy that spans over a century. The site's history encompasses a diverse range of enterprises and factories, including those involved in the production of jute, flax, ammunition, SHL motorcycles, Osa scooters, and more recently, microscopes and binoculars. The industrial heritage is palpable in the Kamionek quarter's historic buildings, which are slated for renovation and repurposing. However, the industrial past introduces unique complexities due to the presence of dormant underground infrastructure and installations. It is amidst this subterranean network that majestic mature trees have thrived. Yet, Yareal's vision extends further, as the developer has planted new trees and vegetation to fashion the remarkable 300-meter linear park at the heart of the development.
The SOHO by Yareal development, in conjunction with the newly established park, will feature an impressive array of over a hundred trees and 17,000 plants. Within the park, squares, pathways, gentle slopes, recreational spaces, and a playground are currently under construction. Yareal has also taken care to plan the relocation of mature trees that have flourished in the post-industrial landscape, preserving their beauty and significance within the new environment.
“This particular undertaking presented us with our most formidable challenge, as some of these trees, especially the larger ones, were originally planted amidst long-forgotten, inactive underground infrastructure and debris, resulting in deformities in their root structure. Establishing a park on an empty expanse of land is considerably simpler than adapting a post-industrial area. We anticipated these complexities from the outset and are now diligently assessing the obstacles associated with relocating specific trees, prioritizing the safety of the public park above all else. Consequently, we are conducting comprehensive additional assessments for all trees earmarked for relocation, tailoring our methods to suit their individual conditions and root masses. Regrettably, not all trees designated for the park are robust, healthy specimens with well-formed root systems. Some have incurred significant damage over the years due to the unique soil composition in which they have thrived. We approach this project with meticulous attention to detail, extending this principle to the park itself. We are fully committed to employing every available resource to safeguard and preserve each tree within its designated area” – explains Jacek Zengteler, CEO of Yareal.
To ensure the continued vitality of the trees in the area, Yareal has undertaken additional studies employing advanced techniques such as seismic tomography and resistography. Furthermore, in response to an unforeseen incident involving a tree with decaying roots collapsing, load tests are being carried out on numerous old trees. Encouragingly, ongoing tests indicate that the majority of relocated trees are expected to thrive in their new locations within the park. In addition to these efforts, Yareal has meticulously planned new plantings to enhance the existing tree population. These additions will include approximately 40 maple, hornbeam, apple, and birch trees, reaching heights of up to 5 meters. The park will also showcase over a thousand hydrangeas of various varieties and an impressive array of 6,000 shrubs encompassing diverse species. In line with their commitment to sustainability, SOHO by Yareal will implement an automated irrigation system for the park and other green areas. This system will utilize rainwater collected in special reservoirs, with moisture levels in the soil monitored by sensors to determine precise irrigation needs. Additionally, at the western end of the park, a unique "social garden" zone is being developed. Equipped with nursery containers crafted from recycled clothing, this space will provide an opportunity for residents of the complex to cultivate their own vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
The linear park will serve as the vibrant heart of daily life and outdoor activities for both residents and visitors of SOHO. Upon its completion this autumn, additional residential and service buildings in the multifunctional complex on Mińska Street will be unveiled, offering a complete living experience. Approximately 300 families are anticipated to settle into the new apartments and residences this year, allowing them to fully embrace the park alongside the existing SOHO community right from the start. A spacious playground, equipped with new toys and amenities to enhance children's enjoyment, will also be ready to welcome families.
SOHO by Yareal will encompass a collection of buildings, with select structures designated for commercial, service, and gastronomic establishments available for lease, thereby transforming the complex into a vibrant local hub. The project's urban design concept and environmentally conscious solutions have garnered the esteemed BREEAM Communities certificate. This prestigious certification attests to the project's adherence to the highest quality standards, reflecting meticulous planning in collaboration with local authorities and heritage conservation experts.
For more information about SOHO by Yareal, please visit the project's website: https://www.yareal.pl/en/sohobyyareal.
LIXA E with construction nearing the finish line!
Construction of the final stage of the LIXA office campus in Warsaw is entering its final phase.
The symbolic topping-out wreath has been hoisted on the LIXA E building to mark the reaching of the highest construction point. On the other hand, in the LIXA D building intensive works are underway to erect the final floors. The LIXA D and E office buildings, under development as part of Yareal Polska flagship investment, will offer a total of more than 28,000 sqm. of leasable space and will be ready to welcome tenants in Q2 and Q1 of 2024, respectively.
LIXA is the largest office project in Yareal’s history. The final stage of this development, office buildings D and E, are being erected on the west side of the publicly accessible LIXA City Gardens walkway, tying the entire complex together. FineTech Construction Sp. z o.o. is the general contractor. The first elements of the facade, which is a continuation of the architectural tenets from previous stages, have already appeared on the LIXA E building. On the other hand, in the LIXA D building, located directly at the LIXA City Gardens arcade, works are underway to bring up the 5th and 6th floors. LIXA E will deliver nearly 18,000 sqm. to the Warsaw market, and LIXA D will provide more than 10,000 sqm. of modern office space.
‘We are very pleased today to celebrate the reaching of another milestone in the development of LIXA. In choosing FineTech Construction Sp. z o.o. as the general contractor for the final stage of our investment, we have relied on a proven partner. Thanks to our cooperation, we are implementing the extremely demanding construction schedule for buildings D and E perfectly. The fast pace of construction works and the excellent benchmark provided by the existing buildings on our campus translate into strong interest in the space in the office buildings under construction. LIXA is not just about a modern working environment. Above all, it is a project where we take care of the well-being of its users through numerous solutions setting new standards in the office market,’ said Jacek Zengteler, President of Management Board at Yareal Polska.
‘The traditional and symbolic hoisting of the topping-out wreath marks the completion of the construction stage in the LIXA E building, which is of utmost importance for the entire project. Since the works began in the second quarter of 2022, it has been an exemplary development. The project is being implemented extremely smoothly, and construction progress is visible week by week. We are pleased that the next stage of LIXA will soon be ready to welcome the tenants,’ commented Włodzimierz Bogiel, Chairman of the Board at FineTech Construction.
LIXA fits perfectly with Yareal Polska ESG-compliant sustainable development strategy. Just like in the previous stages of this office campus, environmentally friendly energy-saving solutions are being applied in the construction of buildings D and E. The construction is powered by electricity from renewable sources, i.e. onshore wind farms. In line with the principles of sustainable construction, low-emission concrete is also used, which will reduce CO2 emissions by 3,031 tons, equivalent to the emissions generated by 250 airplane flights between Warsaw and New York. In addition, low-carbon recycled aluminium is being used during the construction of the entire LIXA complex, which will reduce CO2 emissions by another 2,358 tons in the perspective of the investment process.
In addition, the tilt windows designed for the LIXA D and E office buildings will allow limited use of air conditioning; high-speed energy recovery elevators, as well as modern LED lighting will be installed inside the buildings. Rainwater will be collected and used to irrigate shrubs, perennials and lawns growing in both public gardens. A decorative pond will be made in the courtyard, around which water mist will be sprayed on hot days. The underground part of the final stage of LIXA, which is being developed right next to the eye-catching pedestrian walkway forming a new passage between Kasprzaka and Giełdowa streets, will have a total of 217 parking spaces. Some of them will be equipped with electric car chargers. Bike racks are also provided, as well as showers and lockers for tenants.
The LIXA office campus is being built in stages in the business heart of Warsaw, in Wola district near the city centre, a short walk from the Rondo Daszyńskiego subway station. It was designed by the distinguished HRA Architekci studio. Both the existing buildings and the LIXA D and E office buildings under construction are certified under the BREEAM green building system, with an Excellent rating. The LIXA project will also include the WELL Health-Safety rating to confirm that the complex meets high requirements for safety standards and procedures. Once the last two office buildings are delivered, LIXA will form a complex of five buildings with a total area of 77,000 sqm.