Two city blocks are joined with one continuous roof line, forming a unified space for walking, shopping and working.
The building also creates a connected space between the Schadowplatz, a pedestrian street, and the Hofgarten, the central park in Düsseldorf.
A two-story connecting bridge with roof terrace connects the east and west blocks of Kö-Bogen and between the two blocks are green courtyards, which also provide generous daylight to the interior spaces.
Permeated cuts into Kö-Bogen itself allow for the landscape to naturally blend and flow into the building space.
The green courtyards and green roof become part of a new environment that bridges urban space with park space, a fitting entryway to and from the Hofgarten.
The project has been realized by by Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL) with Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG (ADL). Source by Studio Daniel Libeskind.
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
Structural Engineer: NAi Nagaraj Ingenieure
Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing Engineer: Winter Ingenieure
Civil Engineer: Ingenieurbüro Wendt
Façade: Murphy Facade Studio + Infacon
Size: 40,165 sq.m (Base Design)
13,547 sq.m (Underground Parking )
38,097 sq.m (Alternative Design)
Client: die developer
Photographs: Kirscher Fotografie, SDL, Murphy Facade Studio