Located in Oberkassel, an upscale residential neighborhood in the city of Düsseldorf, this building occupies a prime site bordered by a public park and residential gardens with spectacular views across the Rhine River and downtown Düsseldorf. The addition is in complementary dialogue with the existing building, integrating seamlessly with its park-like residential context.
The pastoral views from virtually every window, the careful selection of materials, and the incorporation of state-of-the-art technological systems make this building an office for the twenty-first century. The project comprises two new building additions, which are linked to the existing Feldmühle building. A new conference zone was added to the existing building as a penthouse floor, offering spectacular views from the interior while providing as a visual link between the new buildings. The ground floors contain waiting areas, a library, and a cafeteria, while upper floors house the offices and conference rooms organized along a central circulation spine.
The building incorporates a wide range of technological innovations to maximize environmental performance, including low iron, clear glass windows with mechanized shades that can be independently operated by individual users. The mechanical systems combine combination of natural ventilation through these operable windows with centralized air conditioning, again offering individual controls in both offices and conference spaces.