Rondo 1

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Rondo 1
Rondo ONZ
Rondo 1
Rondo ONZ Tower, Warsaw, Poland
General information
Status Complete
Type Office Tower
Address Rondo ONZ 1
Town or city Warsaw
Country Poland
Opening February 2006
Height
Roof 192 m (630 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count 40[2]
Floor area 103,000m2
Design and construction
Architect Larry Oltmanns
Architecture firm Design Architect:Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Executive Architect:Epstein Architecture
Website
www.rondo1.pl

Rondo 1 is an office skyscraper with a total height of 192 m located in Warsaw, Poland at Rondo ONZ. The building was designed by Larry Oltmanns[3][4] during his time as the Design Director for the London office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Epstein Architecture acted as Executive Architects.[5] The general contractor was HOCHTIEF Poland. Oltmanns stated that the design was informed by three aspirations: to create 'an idealised work environment adaptable to a wide range of ways of working; to contribute to a better plan for a liveable city; and to be a symbol of Warsaw's position in a global democratic world.'[6]

Construction began in the spring of 2003; on 7 August 2004 the foundation stone was laid, and 7 March 2006 was the official opening of the building.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skyscrapers of Warsaw-Rondo 1". Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Polish Architecture.com-Rondo 1, Warsaw". Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Vx3 Website-Larry Oltmanns Previous Experience-Rondo Onz". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rondo Onz". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Skidmore, Owings & Merrill's London office appointed to design new residential tower in Warsaw". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Architects Journal 3 April, 2003". Retrieved 28 November 2012. 

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Coordinates: 52°13′59″N 20°59′59″E / 52.2331°N 20.9997°E / 52.2331; 20.9997