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Cosmopolitan, 4 Twarda St.—Best Address in Town
When you look at the high-rises along Emilii Plater Street in Warsaw, you can’t help but notice the Cosmopolitan residential tower.

It looks too elegant to be just another office tower—this is, in fact, the most prestigious residential building in Poland. Located in the very heart of Warsaw, this slender high-rise radiates the promise of prestige.

As you move closer to the building, you can see how well it harmonizes with the neighborhood. It tastefully brings the historic buildings around Grzybowski Square into the 21st century. It lends a magical feel to nearby Próżna Street, one of the capital’s most attractive spots.

Standing in front of the Cosmopolitan, you can see that the building’s elegant form is matched by the quality of its architectural detail.

The Cosmopolitan residential building was designed by Helmut Jahn architect’s studio. Jahn, one of the world’s most acclaimed architects, designed the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, the Sony Center in Berlin and the Highlight Munich Business Towers. Jahn’s approach when designing the Cosmopolitan was to combine timeless simplicity with top quality. Rising between historic buildings and new skyscrapers, the Cosmopolitan blends harmoniously into the Warsaw cityscape.

Entering the Cosmopolitan you find yourself in a spacious, elegant lobby. Basking in light, the lobby was designed by Jahn as well and is furnished with comfortable and inviting sofas. High-speed elevators take Cosmopolitan residents to their apartments in seconds. On the fourth floor, there is a keep-fit and recreational area with a spacious terrace offering a panorama of the city. After a workout, you can relax in a jacuzzi or sauna, sip a coffee on the terrace or just relax out in one of the club lounges.

Apartments in the Cosmopolitan offer high-end finishing materials and furnishings. Each apartment is fitted with an intelligent home management system (HMS) enabling the owners to program household appliances and other devices according to their needs and preferences. For example, with one flick of a switch you can draw the roller blinds, turn on the lights and put on some music.

What residents see through their windows is nothing short of breathtaking. The huge window panes in Cosmopolitan apartments provide a view of Warsaw’s chief landmarks and some of the capital’s most beautiful spots, such as the Saski Garden, the Old Town, the Palace of Culture and Science, the business district, the National Stadium and picturesque bends of the Vistula River.

The Cosmopolitan’s apartments are something you need to see in person to appreciate fully. You will feel comfortable and secure. You will want to live here.

Investing in Quality
Exclusive real estate has long ceased to be a way for people to satisfy their taste for prime location apartments and instead is now a form of lucrative investment. Apartments and residences in the best locations in London, New York, Paris and Moscow have for years been a guarantee of steadily rising property value.

In fact, this trend occurs in all major European metropolises, and Warsaw holds particularly good promise for this market segment. To begin with, the Polish capital is an Eastern European business hub, hosting a growing number of conventions attended by the world’s top managerial staff. This creates a demand for quality modeled after the finest Western examples. Second, up to 700,000 Polish citizens can be classified as affluent, according to a survey by the KPMG company, and in two years, this group will grow to 1 million. These two factors result in a rapidly increasing interest in quality goods, creating an investment potential for the most exclusive and unique apartments. Global trends show that the demand for such premium properties has grown 30 percent in recent years.

Investors in exclusive real estate are mainly interested in the most luxurious and exceptional buildings and locations in a given city. Historic buildings in the city center are the most attractive, but since these are a rarity in downtown Warsaw, investment opportunities are increasingly presented by ultramodern residential towers. Fitted with cutting-edge technology and facilities, they house comfortable apartments that offer owners stunning panoramas of Warsaw. Designed by the best architects in the world, high-rises like those are beginning to spring up in Warsaw as the city increasingly turns into a cosmopolitan European capital.