The Bridge office complex, currently under construction in Warsaw, is the first office project in the CEE region to receive the SmartScore and WiredScore certificates awarded to the most technologically advanced buildings in the world.
SmartScore – The Bridge is user-friendly and user-safe
The SmartScore certification system is a new standard for evaluating smart office buildings to verify the extent to which modern buildings are smart and how they compare to other buildings. The first company authorized to conduct SmartScore certification in Poland was Colliers, which supported Ghelamco in this process – europaproperty.com reports.
The SmartScore certification analyzed the technology solutions used in The Bridge building in terms of two main criteria. The first is functional technology, which translates into user safety and comfort, and the second is technical performance, such as digital connectivity, cybersecurity and data flow systems.
WiredScore – The Bridge is future-ready
At the same time, The Bridge became the first in the region to achieve WiredScore platinum certification, validating the building’s digital connectivity and readiness for future technologies. The WiredScore certification was created in 2013 in New York City out of the need of office tenants who wanted confirmation of the high standard of teletechnical solutions before choosing a building for their headquarters.
The 170-meter high, the skyscraper, designed by UNStudio – a renowned Dutch architectural studio – will have the latest technological and ecological solutions. The building will use Ghelamco’s proprietary operating system, Signal OS, which is used for the smart management of the facility.
Among other things, it allows for sustainable water and energy management and air treatment control with monitoring, ensuring that indoor air is smog-free. Thanks to the software the building will also use special solutions to prevent the spread of viruses, including virucidal UV lamps in the elevators, and air handling units. And it also includes a mobile application that allows, e.g., to move around the building without an access card or reserve rooms, desks and parking spaces.
Top-notch office space
The Bridge will offer a total of 47,000 sqm of top-class office space for future users, and there will be a sky terrace for their exclusive use on the 40th floor of the skyscraper. The building will feature approximately 280 parking spaces, including those with electric car chargers, and a dedicated parking lot for electric two-wheel vehicles – bicycles and scooters – with 31 charging stations. Cyclists will get to use nearly 150 bike spaces and locker rooms with showers.
Apart from SmartScore and WiredScore, Ghelamco’s latest skyscraper will also be certified in WELL, WELL Health Safety Rating, BREEAM, Green Building Standard and Obiekt bez barrier (“Barrier-Free Building”) systems.