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Ballet am Rhein / gmp Architekten

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Dreischeibenhaus / HPP Architects

  • Architects: HPP Architects
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Project Leader: Karl Heinz Wolff
  • Project Partner: Claudia Roggenkämper
  • Design Team: Fritz Altland, Sema Arda-al-Salahi, Detlev Armeloh, Ugur Aybirdi, Erwin Drese, Anika, Kessel, Markus Leiting, Heike Pauckert-Noelte, Florentine Struss, Marion Weiler
  • Area: 35000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of HPP Architects

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O25's "Future Logistics Building" Wins Second in Prologis 2030 Competition

OFFICETWENTYFIVEARCHITECTS (O25) has won second prize the Prologis' 2030 Design competition, which challenged participating firms from seven European countries to redefine what logistics buildings may look like in the future. 

O25's proposal utilizes a site similar to characteristic distribution sites, under the assumption that future demands will be closely aligned with current one. With this mentality, the design utilizes a greenfield site within close proximity to major transportation systems, but is not directly in the heart of the urban environment. Due to its semi-rural locality, the goal of the design was to create a functional and efficient distribution system that would not compete with, but rather complement, its surroundings, so unsightly features (storage areas) are located underground. Additional nods to the landscape are made by the integration of green space atop the loading bays.

Exterior view into the loading bay. Image Courtesy of O25 Elevation of the office building. Image Courtesy of O25 Interior view of the loading bay. Image Courtesy of O25 Interior view of the office building. Image Courtesy of O25

EuroShop 2014 Stand / D’art Design Gruppe

  • Architects: D’art Design Gruppe
  • Location: Apotheke an der Messe, Stockumer Kirchstraße 7, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Fair construction: Projektpilot GmbH, VISAGE Messe- und Ausstellungsbau GmbH
  • Area: 247.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Lukas Palik

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Burkhardt Leitner constructiv exhibition / Ippolito Fleitz Group

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Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf / Gatermann + Schossig

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J. Mayer H. Designs 70-Meter Tower for Duesseldorf

J. Mayer H. has been crowned as winner of an invited competition to design a 19-story medical services and residential high-rise in the center of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. The “sculptural” tower, which is defined by the horizontal “cloud-shaped” aluminum strips that cloak its facade, is designed to “provide a natural atmosphere” enhanced by planted terraces and balconies overlooking the adjacent landscape of the Rheinaue and views of Duesseldorf. 

Raimund Abraham's Last Project Realized at Former NATO Missile Base

Raimund Abraham's last project, a "stunning" design for a building atop an unused NATO missile base in Hombroich, has been realized four years after the architect's death. At the time of his passing, Abraham was working on this project as part of a unique outdoor art complex close to Düsseldorf, Germany. A competition has now been announced to determine the future for the space which has become an "an integral part of Hombroich's cultural sphere."

DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

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'In Orbit' Installation / Tomás Saraceno

A gigantic installation work by Tomás Saraceno, entitled “in orbit,” was just assembled last week in the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Germany. At a height of more than 20 meters above the piazza of the K21 Ständehaus, Saraceno has suspended a net construction within which visitors can move, apparently weightlessly. Saraceno’s net construction, which is accessible on three levels, resembles a cloud landscape: those bold enough to clamber high into the web set beneath the glass cupola perceive the museum visitors far below them from the lofty heights as tiny figures in a model world. The installation will be up until September 7th. More images and architects' description after the break.

Medical Library Oasis / HPP Architets + Volker Weuthen

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© Ralph Richter
  • Architects: HPP Architets
  • Location: Universitätsstraße 1, University of Düsseldorf, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Design Team: Myriam Hamdi, Stephan Heimann, Bärbel Walger, Wolfgang Miazgowski, Anja Biechele
  • Area: 19950.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ralph Richter, Jens Kirchner

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Ueberflieger Bridge / Agirbas & Wienstroer

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Quatrier M / Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

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Two overarching factors feed into the overarching principle of urban design: the vicinity of the terrain to a traffic-intensive street axis and the western railway line and the requirement for a high density of the resulting building. In response, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, which won the competition for this urban master plan, characterized the new interpretation of the historic district as a compact block structure, which will enter into a dialogue with their environment and be well-connected with the surrounding urban fabric and its functional characteristics. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Kö-Bogen / Studio Daniel Libeskind

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Several hundred guests joined Daniel Libeskind in a ceremony last Friday as he laid the foundation stone of  the Kö-Bogen building along with Dusseldorf’s Lord Mayor Dirk Elbers, investor Kurt Zech of Zech Group, and project developer Stefan H. Muehling.  The stainless steel foundation stone, designed by Libeskind, will be visibly integrated into the facade of the building.

The new 432,300 sqf mixed use building is scheduled for completion in 2013 will house both office and retail space in downtown Dusseldorf.  The design of Kö-Bogen intends to naturally blend landscape into the building space through geometry, permeated cuts in the facade, the green courtyards, and green roof system.   All of these elements are ‘part of a new environment that bridges urban space with park space’.