WEHRHAHNCENTER DÜSSELDORF 2018 — Redevelopment of a business complex from the 1980s: The outdated Wehrhahncenter was contradictory in its design. With its wide-angled corners and projecting upper floors, it was conceived as a large house. The façade, on the other hand, was designed with oriels, projections and recesses and a change between glass and various natural stones to create a small-scale effect. Now the appearance was hushed by adding and removing, staggered projectiles were added in order to simplify them into a clear cubature as well. The new façade now shows up like being layered, long rows of windows and horizontal bands of natural stone define the look. The upper floors accommodate the offices, the ground floor houses retail. The forecourt becomes the spacious urban foyer of the new building.
Photographies: Stefan Mueller