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Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf / Gatermann + Schossig

  • 01:00 - 16 February, 2014
Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf / Gatermann + Schossig
Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf / Gatermann + Schossig, © Rainer Rehfeld
© Rainer Rehfeld

© HG Esch © Markus Boeker © Markus Boeker Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig + 15

© HG Esch
© HG Esch

Text description provided by the architects. The Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf represents the new entrance at the southern point of Düsseldorf Media harbour. The special feature of this eye-catching new building with its red glass panels is the so-called “i-modulFassade”, which was designed by GATERMANN + SCHOSSIG.

© Markus Boeker
© Markus Boeker

The building’s location, greatly subject to sound pollution, lead to the development of a multi-functional facade module that contains the necessary technology for controlling the building’s temperature and air quality. It is fitted with an air-conditioning system for cooling, heating, ventilation and heat recovery. The facade panel also has integrated lighting, sound absorption and room acoustics elements.

© Rainer Rehfeld
© Rainer Rehfeld

The decentralised concept eliminates the need for traditional technology, which leaves greater scope for interior architectural design. As a result, a more flexible floor plan allows the implementation of all office shapes.

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Cite: "Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf / Gatermann + Schossig" 16 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/476935/capricorn-house-medienhafen-dusseldorf-gatermann-schossig/> ISSN 0719-8884
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