Riverview by Vastint

Originally Published in March 2018

Riverview is Vastint Poland’s first residential development in Gdańsk. Located in a quiet part of the city’s old town with echoes of its rich history found around every corner, it is the first residential project in Poland to apply for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Construction on Riverview launched in July 2017 and is expected to last two years. The sale of apartments will commence when the project is complete, planned for the summer of 2019.

One advantage of the investment is its central location, in an area surrounded by the city’s historic landmarks and easy access to Gdańsk Airport, located only 18 kilometers away. The proximity of the prestigious Gdańsk marina and the Mołtawa River makes it ideal for those who enjoy active leisure and living close to the water. Situated away from the main tourist paths yet with easy access to the city’s landmarks, it is a very attractive and surprisingly peaceful location.

When designing Riverview, Vastint collaborated closely with the City Conservator of Monuments to ensure that the development perfectly fits the architecture of old Gdańsk, while maintaining the authentic look and feel of the neighborhood and its Hanseatic history. The investment combines a distinctive design with superior construction and high-performance building materials, such as three-layered brick elevation, ceramic roofing tiles and wooden window frames lined with aluminum.

It mimics the historic town houses, their rooflines and façades with a dominating brick-red color scheme. It is diversified with steel panels, steel and glass balustrades and dark grey ceramic rooftops to give the buildings a modern twist.

The Riverview development in Gdańsk is the first residential project in Poland to apply for LEED certification.

The buildings will occupy a total area of more than 27,500 square meters. The development consists of seven buildings with a total of 282 residential and retail spaces with access to an underground garage and storage rooms. A selection of apartments is on offer: spacious single-level or multistory apartments, quaint studios or grand penthouses. The biggest apartments will be more than 135 square meters. Future owners will be able to choose a view: the waterfront and the old town, the street or the green courtyard. The outer parts of the housing estate will have a garden surrounding all the recreational spaces, including an outdoor gym, playground and common area with a place for barbecuing. The developer has also ensured access for the disabled and building security. All of this is being built in the spirit of sustainable construction in harmony with nature.

Following the sustainable development philosophy, Vastint is using technical solutions to save natural resources. It is also reusing construction waste and limiting dust at the construction site to minimize air pollution. Vastint also plans for Riverview to incorporate energy-efficient windows with functional glazing that limits overheating in apartments and common areas, a water retention tank that will protect the estate from excessive rainfall, energy-efficient lighting and thermal partitions between external walls. The construction uses natural, durable, low-carbon materials.

These and other ecological solutions incorporated in the project allow Riverview to aim for Gold LEED certification.