Its generous panoramic cloud-shaped facades and horizontal waves give to the building a sculptural character, shrouding it like a gown, lending it a light. The views are directed inside and out by the three-dimensional, perforated, and semi-transparent facade elements which also protect the building from the sun and wind. Planted terraces and balconies give the feel of a hanging garden, providing a natural atmosphere, and bringing a certain elegance to the open spaces.
The architects aimed to preserve the spirit of the historical grounds by combining medical-commercial uses with new quality residential construction. Therefore, the base of the building will include medical retail outlets, doctors’ offices, and a floor with surgical practices.
The next 14 floors of the building will be strictly residential, allowing various concepts based on the location of each unit. The concept was developed to allow for main daytime spaces be oriented toward the south, east, and west, while utility functions such as kitchens and bathroom oriented toward north. This will ensure maximum daylight throughout the spaces.
The dynamic, organic design of the building develops from the long line of the street itself, rising gradually to achieve an airy volume at the top. The upper floors open an impressive panorama view far beyond the Dusseldorf city limits.
RKM 740 high-rise will be completed in 2016.
Architect: J. MAYER H. und Partner, Architekten
Project team: Andre Santer, Dr. Paul Angelier, Marta Ramirez Iglesias, Max Margorskyi
Location: Düsseldorf Heerdt, Germany
Function: Medical Services and Residential Building
Total floor Area: aprox. 26.000 m²
Number of floors: 19
Height of the building: aprox. 70 m
Structure: Concrete structure
Principal Exterior: Aluminium Elements
Principal interior material: concrete and plasterboard, water based cooling system inside the concrete, no air-conditioning needed
Invited competition: 2012, 1st Prize
Project: 2013 – 2016
Client: Rheinblick Düsseldorf GmbH