Construction starts this month on Ovo, a mixed-use development in Wroclaw, Poland’s fourth largest city

The scheme, for Wings Properties, includes a Hilton hotel, serviced apartments and retail and leisure facilities.

Designed by French practice Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture, with Broadway Malyan’s Warsaw office acting as project architect, the building will transform an unkempt car park into a city landmark.

Buro Happold designed the structure and services for the six-storey, 50,000m2, ¤80m scheme, which is funded by Star Group Poland. The brief was for sustainable measures such as natural ventilation where possible and low energy lighting.