Warsaw's blossoming skyline could soon have a new addition to its funky looking skyscraper family.
Lillium, owners of the Lim Centre in Warsaw perhaps better known as the Marriott recently asked some of the best known architects in the world to draw up plans for a 200 metre tall tower to be sited near the Marriott.
Inviting esteemed architects such as Sir Norman Foster, Richard Meier and Anthony Bechu to compete in a metaphorical fight to the death, they eventually settled on a design submitted by Zaha Hadid who was the first woman ever to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize back in 2004.
Appearing like an elongated juicer or something mildly exotic and exciting from the curtained off section of Ann Summers, the tower will have a glass fašade and as far as the Warsaw skyline is concerned a distinctive and unique shape.
The tower will have three rounded sections all rising to slightly different heights to create what appears to be a ripple at the towers peak. Heavily balconied, the tower will play host to hotel space, residential apartments and available for rent holiday apartments.
Although the original specification given by Lillium for the tower was 200 metres the final design, if the now approved design remains unchanged it will reach a lofty 257 metres making it the second tallest skyscraper in the city.
Various sources mention that the winning design originally hit a dizzying height of 450 metres but Lillium are reported as saying that it would be to high and out of context with the surrounding area.
With no definite start date released as present its likely many other of the planned projects for the city will be springing fourth like giant daisies by the time this one breaks ground.