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Rhein 740- Düsseldorf, Germany

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Building: Rhein 740
Architect: Jürgen Mayer
Structural Engineers: AWD, Pelle-IDN, Schüßler-Plan u.a.
Construction: Düsseldorf Rheinblick GmbH, Rheinwohnungsbau GmbH, RheinCor GmbH
Project Manager: Höhler + Partner
Location: Dusseldorf, Germany
Size 26,000 sqm
Projected Completion: 2017

AE Interests: Curved aluminum sheets along the exterior wall create a cloud like appearance; panels provide both aesthetics and solar shading. Structural elements are cast concrete; mixed use complex; [a] no air conditioning required; all cooling is done by pumping cool water through the walls. Located adjacent to the Rhine River; micro climate terraces throughout the upper floors. [b]

Sources: [a,b]

Written by Christian Luke

September 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Posted in Built

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