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DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners

01:00 - 3 August, 2013
DUSSELDORF / Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners, © Jean-Luc Laloux
© Jean-Luc Laloux

© Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux © Jean-Luc Laloux + 26

'In Orbit' Installation / Tomás Saraceno

01:00 - 27 June, 2013
'In Orbit' Installation / Tomás Saraceno, Studio Tomás Saraceno © 2013
Studio Tomás Saraceno © 2013

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

01:00 - 20 March, 2013
© Ralph Richter
© Ralph Richter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Universitätsstraße 1, University of Düsseldorf, 40225 Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Myriam Hamdi, Stephan Heimann, Bärbel Walger, Wolfgang Miazgowski, Anja Biechele
  • Area

    19950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner © Jens Kirchner + 10

Ueberflieger Bridge / Agirbas & Wienstroer

00:00 - 31 January, 2013
Ueberflieger Bridge / Agirbas & Wienstroer, © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer + 17

Quatrier M / Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

23:00 - 2 December, 2011
Courtesy of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Courtesy of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

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

13:40 - 20 June, 2011
© Archimation
© Archimation

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’.