The historic building of the former Central Department Store (SMYK) is an eleven story, first-class facility of commercial – office and shopping functions with a total usable space of almost 30 000 m2. The building was designed in accordance with the conservation guidelines and harmoniously blends into the environment, taking into account the historical, spatial and functional context. The developer is IMMOBEL – one of the most important players in the residential & commercial development market in Belgium and Luxembourg. The Doraco Construction Corporation, a leader in market construction – investment in Poland, will be responsible for general construction.
Reconstructed and expanded SMYK Department Store (formerly CDT – Central Department Store) is located in the city center of Warsaw at the junction of Krucza Street, Al. Jerozolimskie and Bracka Street. Thanks to creative vision of recognized architects: Zbigniew Ihnatowicz and George Romanesque, it entered the canon of European architecture of modernism.
The construction of the designed complex consists of two integrated connector parts: historic shopping mall SMYK and reconstructed commercial office building located on the adjacent plot between Krucza and Bracka streets. The historical part of the building SMYK, with its very characteristic form of the roof, chimneys and elevation, essentially remains unchanged from the original. New elements have been given to internal atrium and pavilions around staircases. Elevations have been reconstructed according to its most spectacular appearance – before the fire of the building in 1975. The new part of the building, arising at the junction of Bracka and Krucza street, is a modern design, visually corresponding with restored CEDET.
The building consists of 11 floors, of which seven are above the ground – with a total area of 18 460 m2, and four other underground floors of 10 930 m2 of usable area.
The building fulfills the highest standards of A + offices. Energy-saving solutions, such as ventilation and air conditioning will be confirmed by the Excellent level of the BREEAM certificate