Europe’s newest luxury tower is Zlota 44 in central Warsaw, the latest work by Polish-American Daniel Libeskind, architect of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester and the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site.
The 52-storey tower provides 287 apartments and penthouses with business facilities, concierge and parking; the largest private swimming pool in Poland; a gym and spa; cinema; golf simulator; children’s playroom and temperature-controlled wine storage for up to 10,000 bottles. Michal Skotnicki of local developer BBI estimates that 70 per cent of sales will be to domestic buyers and that overseas purchasers will include many Polish expats.
Libeskind, who was born in Lodz and still speaks fluent Polish, says: “I wanted to capture both the Warsaw of the past and the future in one specific shape, as well as give a sense of the freedom and affirmation of everyday life today.”
Savills is asking from £242,000 to £1.9 million for apartments; penthouses start at £7 million.