An integrated office and hotel project
Broadway Malyan was commissioned to design Quadrat Postepu, a mixed-use development combining a 165-room business hotel with 21,000m² of office space.
Situated on Postepu Street, a newly emerging business district close to Warsaw’s International Airport, the scheme is based around a central plaza. In an area mainly known for its mono-cultural office blocks, the aim of Quadrat Postepu was to create a more vibrant, mixed use space with the plaza forming a new heart of the development, expanding the street’s public realm into a landscaped space featuring cafes, planting and seating to create an active space for the area.
The offices and hotel form a U-shape around the plaza and are designed using the same architectural language – an elegant and minimalist combination of glazing, aluminium frames and ceramic panels. The different functions of the hotel and offices are visible through the differing ratios of glass and ceramic cladding, with 75 per cent of the office façade glazed and only 25 per cent for the hotel.