Rotunda is one of the most recognizable symbols of Warsaw and over 50 years it has become a favourite meeting spot in the city centre. The ambition of investor PKO BP, is to preserve its legacy, while providing sustainable public space and modern building to the city inhabitants.
After selection of the architects Gowin&Siuta, during an international contest "Changing the Face Rotunda Warsaw 2013", we started collaboration on mechanical systems’ design. Then, our sustainability team has been selected to lead BREEAM and LEED certifications. As part of the processes, public surveys with city inhabitants, urbanists and PKO BP clients were conducted. Our team provided additional sustainability studies, including building modelling. Read more about the project here.
The new design assumes preservation of the building’s size and form, as well as restoration of its original character – lightness, translucency, availability and transparency. The new Rotunda will comprise, apart from banking space, also public areas, such as gallery or café.
Building permit has been granted on the 1st of February 2016, the investor plans to select General Contractor in December, so that the works on site can start in January.
Future Rotunda (Images courtesy Gowin&Siuta):