WAN Awards

SATURDAY 20 DECEMBER 2014

SEARCH   
 
 
WAN Mobile
 
WAN Mobile
Previous Next
 

Kö-Bogen, Düsseldorf, Germany

Thursday 06 Aug 2009
 

Daniel's Düsseldorf design secures funding

 
Studio Daniel Libeskind 
 
Your comments on this project

No. of Comments: 1

Add comments | More comments

07/08/09 Heinrich, Warsaw
It is a great pity to see the center of Dusseldorf ruined by the pretentious designs of a clown like Daniel Libeskind.
 

Mixed use Libeskind project will start construction next year 

Kö-Bogen, a dynamic new office and retail complex for downtown Düsseldorf, has officially secured funding for construction to begin in early 2010. Designed by famed architect Daniel Libeskind, Kö-Bogen will provide 4million sq ft of new built environment replacing a current traffic hub at the Hofgarten, Düsseldorf's historical central park. German developer Die Developer, through its two fully-owned subsidiaries, made official deposits of 120 Million EUR to the 300 Million EUR project.

The Mayor of Düsseldorf, Dirk Elbers, announced today: “I am excited that this project of the century will be built. Once it is completed, the habitants of Düsseldorf will be as proud of it as they are of the Rhine Promenade. Kö-Bogen expresses the strength of Düsseldorf. The investors believe in Düsseldorf. Engaging in such a project in a time of crisis proves their confidence in this location.”

Studio Daniel Libeskind and “Die Developer” have also expressed their excitement about the city’s decision, especially as so many projects throughout the world are experiencing economic setbacks. The project, situated at the north end of Königsallee, Düsseldorfs main boulevard, will comprise of two city blocks with one continuous roof line, creating a city edge towards the Hofgarten and shaping a new pedestrian space at historical Schadowplatz.

Dr. Gregor Bonin, head of the department of city planning commented: “Düsseldorf gets an architectural highlight. It is wonderful that after 6 years of planning we can redesign this part of the city center. With the Kö-Bogen project we set a benchmark for city master planning in Düsseldorf.”

The project will form a cap stone at the end of the Königsallee. 26 meters high, it will complement the existing buildings along Königsallee. It will be innovative and economical at the same time including a biogas co-generator and use of solar energy allowing maximum energy efficiency. Beginning of construction is planned in the first quarter of 2010. The opening of the iconic project is planned for end of 2013.

Key Facts

Status Planning
Value 0(m€)
Were you involved in this scheme?
Studio Daniel Libeskind
www.daniel-libeskind.com

More projects by this architect

Century Spire

Canadian National Holocaust Monument

Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics at Durham University

Chausseestrasse 43

Ohio Statehouse Holocaust Memorial

Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin

L Tower

Daniel Libeskind Mazes peace centre

Reflections at Keppel Bay

Dresden Museum of Military History

Editorial

Felix Nussbaum Haus

Zlota 44

Złota 44

Jewish Museum Berlin Academy

Grand Canal Square Theatre

Buber-Rosenzweig Medal

Crystals

Libeskind Villa

Yongsan Business District Master Plan

New York Tower

Dresden Military History Museum

Westside Shopping and Leisure Centre

L Tower and Sony Centre redevelopment

The Ascent

Reflections

MGM MIRAGE CityCentre

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Grand Canal Square

 
Vola
ECOWAN
 

Click here to view the NEWS IN PICTURES tablet site