daniel libeskind: zlota 44 europe's highest residential tower
 
daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential tower
feb 22, 2013

daniel libeskind: zlota 44 europe's highest residential tower

‘zlota 44’ by daniel libeskind, warsaw, polandimage © aldinger & wolf

 

 

the european union’s tallest residential high-rise located in warsaw, poland is set to open in mid 2013. the 192-meter tall ‘zlota 44‘ tower by daniel libsekind adds a contemporary sweeping glass and steel structure to the city skyline, offering 266 apartments and 30 luxury units. the characteristic peak will house the top floors of two triplex penthouses, making them some of the most sought-out residences in europe.

 

architect daniel libeskind states:

 

‘I am delighted that the steel structure of zlota 44 tower has been realized. the tower advancing construction is now changing the skyline of warsaw. beside the importance of building a tower in my native country, I am proud warsaw has the highest exclusively residential tower in the whole european union. the tower completion will take place soon and I am looking forward to being in warsaw for the opening’. 

 

 

daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential towereurope’s tallest residential tower sits at a height of 192-meters tallimage © aldinger & wolf

 

 

daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential towerin the night skylineimage © aldinger & wolf

 

 

daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential towerimage © aldinger & wolf

 

 

daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential tower(left) illustration in contextimage © SDL(right) view from the streetimage © krzysztof wierzbowski

 

 

daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential towernearing completion on the facade constructionimage © krzysztof wierzbowski

 

 

daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential towerview of the textured facadeimage © orco

 

 

daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential towerfinishing construction of the peakimage © krzysztof wierzbowski / orco

 

 

daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential towertopping out the residential high-riseimage © zlota 44

daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential towerimage © ada budynek 

daniel libeskind: zlota 44   europe's highest residential towerconcept sketchimage © SDL

 

  • A feeble graphic gesture pretending to be architecture. Libeskind is an embarrassment to Poland and the whole world.

    HayDi
  • What an awful building. Libeskind is reducing design to single dumb idea repeated over and over again on one crappy sketch after another. So sad to see the skyline of Warsaw desecrated with this developer schlock.

    Derval Ain
  • For a residential tower, it’s stunning and dynamic. I like the spinaker sail accent. I’m glad it was developed in Warsaw, a city ravaged by ww2 and communist neglect. Libeskind did a world class act in his former home country. Its great that the developer didn’t modify the design and purpose of the building under uncertain global economic times.

    Lucky Luke
  • This is what progressive architecture has become? A boring box with an embellishment? The conceptual sketch says it all: a kitschy trophy for, say, the best kielbasa krakowsaka recipe 2013.

    Ever since Libeskind won the Trade Center competition with his excellent design then lost it to the dumbing-down process of politics and finance, he’s been straining. This building looks like he’s given up and gone developer.

    Mort D'Urban

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