HOCHTIEF ·
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Warsaw
 
   
   
  

Time of construction: 09.2001-09.2003
Area: almost 66,900 square meters
Cubage: 218,000 cubic meters
General contractor: HOCHTIEF Polska Branch in Warsaw
Investor: Hines Polska Sp. z o.o.

Characterisation: The most sophisticated office building in Poland. The Metropolitan, commissioned by the American developer Gerald Hines, has been designed by the world-famous architect, Lord Norman Foster. The object consists of three independent seven-story buildings located within a pentagonal shape, hence the nickname of the building, which is often called “the Warsaw Pentagon”. Apart from the office sections, the building provides space for shops, cafes, restaurants on the ground floor and a round courtyard. At present, the Metropolitan is the first AAA-class object in Poland and the only one such object in Central Europe. The AAA class is the highest possible rank for a building, and its designation stands for the best location, best architecture and best equipment.

Awards:
- "Platinum Drill" in the Public buildings category of the 8th edition of the "Platinum Drill" competition organized by Robert Bosch (2003)
- The Best Office Building 2003 - the title of prestige awarded at MIPIM in Cannes
- RIBA Worldwide Award 2004 - the title awarded by The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
- The Architectural Prize of the Mayor of Warsaw in the category of public service architecture - commercial building (2016)