• GTC’s office project in Cracow has received 2nd prize in the nationwide competition for “Construction of the Year 2009”
• The awards are given by the Polish Union of Construction Engineers & Technicians
• Kazimierz Office Center was delivered for occupancy in July 2009
Kazimierz Office Center in Cracow is the headquarters of two prestigious companies: State Street and Ernst & Young. The multi-stage “Construction of the Year” competition honours construction projects that feature the finest quality of construction as well as cutting-edge technology.
Kazimierz Office Center in Cracow was built on a site near the Vistula River, between Podgórska and Gęsia streets, directly adjacent to the Galeria Kazimierz shopping mall, also built by GTC. The five-storey building offers 12,600 sq m of top-quality office space, with an additional 2,600 sq m of retail and service space on the ground floor. A two-level underground parking garage was built for users of the building, with space for over 200 cars.
Kazimierz Office Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art building management system, telecom systems, and professional security. The interiors feature full air conditioning, soundproof suspended ceilings, and tilt windows.
The architectural design of Kazimierz Office Center was created by the Cracow architectural studio IMB Asymetria. The body of the building fits in splendidly with the neighbouring Galeria Kazimierz while making maximum use of the available area of the site. The glass façade provides a steady source of natural daylight and direct contact with the attractive surroundings.
The general contractor for Kazimierz Office Center was Budus.
In this year’s edition of the “Construction of the Year” competition, a total of 78 projects carried out all over Poland were recognised in 8 different categories. In addition to construction and functional solutions, the contest judges paid attention to safety, working conditions, and the organisation of the building site during construction. The judges also considered the effect that the project has on the environment and economy of the region.
The Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and the General Office of Building Control also participated in organising the competition.
GLOBE TRADE CENTRE S.A. (GTC S.A.) is one of the leading developers in the New Europe and was established in 1994 in Warsaw. Currently it operates in 10 countries: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine.
GTC conducts developments in three key real estate sectors: office buildings, shopping malls, and residential.
GTC has developed about 750,000 sq m of net space and currently is the owner of completed commercial property with a combined net area of about 455,000 sq m. GTC also holds an impressive portfolio of investments at various stages of development which will facilitate the construction of 1.8 million sq m of commercial and residential space. GTC’s total assets exceed EUR 2.6 billion.
GTC’s shares are listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange on the prestigious WIG20 index. The company’s shares are also included in the international MSCI index and Dow Jones STOXX Eastern Europe 300 index, as well as the GPR250 index, which comprises the 250 biggest and most liquid real estate companies in the world. Among GTC’s shareholders are many of the biggest Polish and international institutional investors.