The Angel Wawel residence is one of the most prestigious and luxurious property development projects to be tackled by the Angel Poland Group. When completed, the complex will be five storeys high and boast 220 unique apartments.
A two-storey subterranean car park underneath the building will provide parking for residents. The architecture is a fascinating blend of modern and traditional styles. Angel Wawel is being built on the site of a 16th century monastery. It has been designed by Paris-based architects Gottesman-Szmelcman with interior design by Maciej Zień and Mobius Design Studio.
“This is a one-of-a-kind development that we feel very privileged to be able to work on,” says Ron Ben Shahar, shareholder. “The combination of location, history, facilities and architecture makes this project very special – something that will be talked about for generations to come.”
The project is one of the most hotly anticipated real estate projects in recent years, and it is already being proclaimed as one of the foremost addresses in Poland. Construction is due to be completed by mid-2015. Although work on the site began only in June of this year, 40% of the apartments have already been sold, and it is not difficult to see why.
Angel Wawel sets a new benchmark in the Polish market for luxury accommodation. The largest apartment in the residence has a floor area of about 700 m² and spectacular views of Wawel Castle.
“We are incredibly proud of the project and are following its progress closely,” says Mr. Ben Shahar. “We are nearing the end of a process that began in 2005 when we first acquired the site and began to plan the development. We believe we have found the ideal solution to preserving its centuries-old heritage while making it relevant for a new generation.”
In line with its modern feel, Angel Wawel is certainly not short of mod cons. The building will be air-conditioned throughout with built-in ventilation and underfloor heating in all units. The common areas are luxuriously adorned with the old part renovated with stucco facades and subtle lighting.
The octagonal chapel that comprises one of the oldest parts of the building is being renovated while preserving its historic features and murals. The newer areas will have stone cladding interspersed with elements made from titanium, wood and metal. The courtyard garden will be designed by British landscape artist and architect Matt James and feature sculptures by Bronisław Chromy.
Residents will be able to enjoy a swim in the building’s own pool as well as use the sauna, steam room and fitness area. A lounge area with bar will provide an opportunity to relax while a crèche and play area ensures children are kept occupied.
The Angel Wawel development is the jewel in the crown of a portfolio of construction projects totaling over one billion EUR since 2003. Other major projects currently under way include the Wilanow One apartment complex with 2,500 apartments and Ovo with Hilton Hotel, offices, retail and 140 apartments in Wrocław.
“We are constantly on the lookout for new sites that are ripe for development in order to cater to the needs of a new generation of upwardly mobile Poles and foreign investors,” says Mr. Ben Shahar. “Like them, we are willing to take risks in order to ensure our future success.”
About Wawel Sp.z.o.o.
Angel Poland Group is a real estate company founded in 2003. It has offices in Kraków and Wrocław and is comprised of over 50 professionals. Currently constructing over 25,000 m², Angel Poland Group is one of the largest developers in Poland with direct investments of over 500 million EUR. The company`s portfolio consists of projects such as: Angel Plaza, Angel City and Angel Wawel (currently under develompment) in Kraków, OVO Hilton and The Granary HOTEL in Wrocław, and Wilanów One in Warsaw. The investors are held in high esteem by their clients as evidenced by the excellent pre-sales results of the apartments in Angel Wawel launched in December 2012.