Award winning skyscraper in Warsaw protected by Mercor Doors

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Mercor Doors has helped to protect Warsaw Spire, the largest office building in Warsaw and one of the largest skyscrapers in Poland.

‘This Warsaw skyscraper is our flagship project and we believe it will become the city’s landmark and one of the most easily recognisable office complexes in Europe’. This is how Jeroen van der Torlen, Managing Director at Ghelamco Poland, described the Warsaw Spire building when he was picking up  the Outstanding Architectural Design of the Year Award at the Eurobuild Awards competition in Poland.

Designed by Belgian architects Jaspers-Eyers, in cooperation with the Polish-Belgian Office of Architecture, the building is going to be the largest office building in Warsaw and one of the largest skyscrapers in Poland. Its height will be 220 metres, with two 34-metre office buildings rising alongside. The project will provide about 100,000 sq. m of office space and 1,200 underground parking places.

With its unique design, the skyscraper adopts the latest global technologies. When developing the design the priority was to combine functionality with a modern silhouette and aesthetics. The resulting glass and steel structure is a spacious and splendidly lit building, which is going to be one of the most distinctive points in the city’s panorama.

In addition, Warsaw Spire is an excellent example of sustainable construction. The building will be a convenient work environment and comfortable to use for its tenants as well as environment-friendly owing to the series of innovative solutions which have won it the BREEAM Excellent certificate. What is more, inside the building will be a spacious place open to city residents, including street furniture surrounded by green areas and fountains. This novel approach to public space planning means the complex is going to be a meeting point which will be vibrant with life even after the offices close.

A high quality building requires high quality materials, which is why the architects decided to work with ASSA ABLOY Mercor Doors who installed its technologically advanced fire partitions. ASSA ABLOY Mercor Doors delivered and installed 415 mcr ALPE steel doors with ASSA ABLOY door closers in the Warsaw Spire building, with over half of them having EI60 fire rating. More importantly, the doors had special ventilation grills, the mcr Isotrans type, with a large active area for air exchange (even as much as 0.4 sq. m).

 ‘The intention of the architects who designed the building was that as well as being useful that the doors were to be highly aesthetic. We deliver solutions which combine client’s requirements with the latest trends in present-day architecture. The acceptance by the investor that evaluated the reference models has brought great satisfaction to the team who implemented this demanding project,’ says Przemysław Warda, Product Manager at ASSA ABLOY Mercor Doors.