The architectural concept of Złote Tarasy was designed by The Jerde Partnership, for which the firm received the 2006 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Award in the Retail and Leisure category. The total area of the building amounts to 205,000 m². It includes 200 shops and restaurants (occupying 63,500 m²), a hotel, a multiplex cinema (8 screens, 2560 seats, opened on 31 August 2007 ) and an underground parking garage for 1,400 cars. A transparent roof covers its signature central indoor courtyard designed for concerts and similar events. The building cost $500 million.
The building was built and is operated as a joint venture between ING Real Estate and the Warszawa Śródmieście borough.
The mall hosts Poland's first Hard Rock Cafe as well as the first Burger King in the company's second attempt to compete with McDonald's in Poland.