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’. 



europe’s tallest residential tower sits at a height of 192-meters tallimage © aldinger & wolf



in the night skylineimage © aldinger & wolf



image © aldinger & wolf



(left) illustration in contextimage © SDL(right) view from the streetimage © krzysztof wierzbowski



nearing completion on the facade constructionimage © krzysztof wierzbowski



view of the textured facadeimage © orco



finishing construction of the peakimage © krzysztof wierzbowski / orco



topping out the residential high-riseimage © zlota 44

image © ada budynek 

concept sketchimage © SDL


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

    HayDi says:

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