Location: Düsseldorf Gebäude Adlerstraße 72-74 / Schirmerstraße
Architecture: ABW Architekten
Interior fitout: Tholl Ausbau
Photos: Joachim Grothus
For the revitalisation of a 1980s office building in Düsseldorf, brandherm + krumrey were commissioned, among other things, with the design of the prestigious foyer. With a total of over 9,000 square metres of office space, the building benefits from both the good infrastructure and the urban diversity of the location. The aim of the owner, Art-Invest , was to gradually modernise and upgrade the interiors, which were of high quality but no longer in keeping with the times.
A design concept was required for the new foyer that would meet the sensitive fire protection requirements. Based on this brief, brandherm + krumrey developed a spatial concept that is as clear as it is contemporary. Few materials and design elements structure the central entrance area and create a high-quality ambience. Like a kind of guidance system, backlit metal wall blades lead to the lifts and at the same time convey spatial depth. The cool aesthetics of this installation is further emphasised by the concrete look of the ceiling and floor. In contrast, a cubic built-in unit made of light wood and with a blue upholstered seating niche dominates the other half of the room. A padded bench serves as a central eye-catcher in the foyer, its seating elements in different colours inviting visitors to linger and softening the stringent design of the entrance area.