Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Lilium Tower in Warsaw, Poland by Zaha Hadid Architect
December 15th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architect
Situated at a prominent point with the city centre, Lilium Tower rises as a light, transparent and constantly surprising 260m structure amongst a cluster of distinctive tall buildings – achieving distinction both through its unique silhouette, and the application of a progressive low-energy strategy to meet extremes in local climate. Lilium Tower rises in a central Warsaw location, adjacent to the Marriott Tower and opposite the central train station.
Light and transparent, this 260 metre structure, containing luxury residential apartment and hotel, projects a clear sense of identity and character – offering a slender contrast to the nearby Palace of Culture, creating its own distinctive profile within an emerging cluster of tall buildings.
The scheme is notable for its progressive energy strategy – incorporating low energy solutions to cope with extremes in the local climate. Structurally, a central core forms the backbone of the tower – a highly economical solution which provides uninterrupted views across Warsaw in all directions.
In essence, Lilium Tower comprises a progressive and prestigious residential building at the heart of 21st century Warsaw- avoiding sterile repetition to achieve a dynamic, every changing presence.
The Tower program comprises apartment hotel, residential apartments, spa, underground retail area, restaurant and parking – with four separate lobbies at ground level.
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