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Zlote Tarasy

Mixed-use as urban connector

Having never fully recovered from World War II destruction, Warsaw has a disconnected urban core marked by the soaring Palace of Culture and Science and large, lifeless voids. So ING Real Estate asked The Jerde Partnership to create a mixed-use project that would bring life back to the city center.

At a Glance

Project Type

TOD, Open/Public Space, Office, Mixed-Use, Retail

Location

Warsaw, Poland

Size

2,000,000 sq ft

Client

Rodamco Europe, ING Real Estate

Executive Architect

Epstein Sp.z.o.o.

Services

Architecture
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More Than 1.6 Million Visitors Per Month

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The project takes the form of a below-grade pocket park that opens to a lively, retail and entertainment plaza.

A glass canopy spanning 120 meters with, individual spans of more than 30 meters, creates the feeling of being outdoors.
A glass canopy spanning 120 meters with, individual spans of more than 30 meters, creates the feeling of being outdoors.
This innovative glass roof with an undulating surface was inspired by the tree canopies crowning the City's many parks.
This innovative glass roof with an undulating surface was inspired by the tree canopies crowning the City's many parks.
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The glass canopy simulates a draping cloth to translate the natural processes of gravity, wind and water into a complex, yet elegant, spatial surface above the plaza.

Surrounding the interior plaza, a three-level retail and entertainment center is organized in terraces, as suggested by the name Zlote Tarasy, which means
Surrounding the interior plaza, a three-level retail and entertainment center is organized in terraces, as suggested by the name Zlote Tarasy, which means "golden terraces."
The terraces contain local and international retailers, restaurants, and a multiplex cinema.
The terraces contain local and international retailers, restaurants, and a multiplex cinema.
They overlook both the interior courtyard and open-air park.
They overlook both the interior courtyard and open-air park.
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Zlote Tarasy is a landmark mixed-use destination for Warsaw, offering year-round shopping, leisure and social opportunities for the residents and visitors to the City.

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