Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, which now accommodates Pekao SA, is located in 10 Lutego Street and was designed by a Warsaw architect, Konstranty Jakimowicz.
It is distinguished by a symmetrical and rhythmical layout of the side wall and the main façade. The surfaces of both walls were divided with thin, vertical pilasters which protrude from the building’s face. They run throughout its hight. They also support the moulding which protrudes from the face of the building and define the construction’s axes. Rustication is the decorative element here. It consists in delicate, horizontal cuts into the pilasters which flank the flat stone slabs. The cuts form an interesting combination with the steel finishing elements which copy the rhythm of the vertical and horizontal lines like the balustrades of the balcony doors or the bars which were fitted in the windows on the building’s ground floor. Several window grills were complemented with wrought initials of the Bank. They were placed in two vertical lines, in a small, square field in the central part of the grill.
The building’s storeys were marked with rows of windows and balcony doors of different heights. The latter were placed in the central part of the second and third floor. The solution was also used in the side façade facing Zygmunta Augusta Street. The rhythmical arrangement of pilasters which separate the window axes is copied there.
The building’s elegant character determined the choice of finishing materials like dark iron or beige stone and a stark decoration combined with bright wall surfaces.