Europe from above
Varso, Latin for Warsaw, is also the name of the new office building constructed by property developer HB Reavis in the Polish capital. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 to become the tallest building in Poland and in the European Union with 53 floors and 310 metres in height, where the ranking of the tallest skyscrapers was headed by the Shard Tower in London.
Located in the Wola business district, this imposing building will also become the heart of Warsaw's business district. With a large observation deck, the new skyscraper will be a tourist icon of the city and a must-see for a bird's eye view of the capital and its metropolitan area.
Restaurants, shops and cafés, internal streets and galleries, and a large glass courtyard complete this ambitious project by Foster + Partners that has transformed Warsaw's skyline.
In addition to a strong commitment to energy efficiency aimed at saving energy and pollutant emissions, the developers also wanted to focus on the acoustic comfort of each and every one of the offices that will form part of the modern building.
To this end, they have used more than 30,000 m2 of URSA GLASSWOOL SILENTIO 38 to insulate the entire interior partition walls of the building. This insulating material comes in the form of glass mineral wool panels, with high thermal performance (λ D = 0.038 W / mK) and a high sound absorption coefficient.
As in all buildings with these characteristics, safety has also been an aspect to be valued by the promoters of the building: URSA GLASSWOOL SILENTIO is non-combustible, with a reaction to fire classification A1.
The high degree of insulation will help VARSO to achieve the "exceptional BREEAM" certification for which it is eligible. It will be the first building of this size in Poland to do so. This demanding seal, which measures the sustainability of buildings, will also assess the other technologies introduced to reduce electricity and water consumption and maintain indoor air quality.
This is not the first time that the developers of HB Reavis have placed their trust in URSA. They also own the West Station I and II, Gdanski Business Center, and Postepu 14 complexes in Warsaw, all of which have the company's insulating materials inside.
Location: Chmielna 69, 00-801 Warszawa, Polonia