CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW “FLOAT”, MEDIENHAFEN IN DÜSSELDORF, WITH THE ARCHITECT RENZO PIANO, A NEW OFFICE AND RETAIL BUILDING WITH UNDERGROUND CARPARK
Scope of supply
Planning and site management for the entire building technical equipment for the sanitation, heating, air-conditioning, cooling, heated/chilled ceilings, I&C/BMS and electrical systems. Cooling is provided entirely by geothermal wells. Air-conditioning for the "Passerelle" is provided by electric power generated by photovoltaic modules, which are simultaneously integrated into the buildings’ façades as shading elements. In this way the energy needed for cooling is completely CO2 neutral.
The intelligent, hydraulic pipework used for the heating and chilled ceilings enables highly flexible sub-division of the office spaces per interior grid module at any time, without costly modification of the MEP systems, and so without high investment expenditure; this ensures the longterm, sustainable, highly flexible use of the building.
The installation avoids the use of heating radiators entirely; comfort simulations have been used to prove that the well-being of employees is assured in both winter and summer.
About the project
On the brown-field site between Franziusstrasse and Holzstrasse in the southern part of Dusseldorf’s Medienhafen, the Pritzker Prize winner and internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano has planned the new office and retail building "FLOAT". With a total length of 200 m, the structure is sub-divided into six blocks with individual cubing, which are joined by a six-storey (1st. floor to 6th. floor) connecting building, the "Passerelle", parallel to Holzstrasse. The upper floors are intended for office use, while the ground floor is planned as gastronomy and retail areas.
Text "About the project": © Witte Projektmanagement GmbH, Berlin/Dusseldorf
Visualisation: External perspective Speditionsstrasse, external perspective Franziusplatz:
© RPBW, Joachim Lézie-Cobert
Franziusstraße, 40221 Düsseldorf-Medienhafen
RPBW Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Paris in cooperatin with BM+P Architekten, Düsseldorf
Witte Projektmanagement GmbH, Düsseldorf
2017 - 2019
35,000 m² gross floor area (Above ground), 30,000 m² (below ground), 780 car parking spaces
HOAI § 53, Phases 1 – 7
LEED Gold (objective)