Santiago Calatrava and CENTRUM Gruppe plan a high-rise development on the Tuchtinsel in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, 28. August 2020. The CENTRUM Group is planning a new major development in the state capital of Düsseldorf: a high-rise tower on the Tuchtinsel on Schadowstrasse, reaching 129 meters in height. The building will close a gap in urban development on the Tuchtinsel while respecting the listed Dreischeibenhaus on Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz. CENTRUM has already built the business and office complex KII (formerly Kö-Bogen II), noted for its striking green façade, and has made a major contribution to the redesign of Düsseldorf's inner city.
The design for the high-rise comes from Zürich-based office of the Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava. Calatrava is known worldwide for its technically demanding, spectacular buildings such as the Turning Torso in Malmö or the Bac de Roda bridge in Barcelona. For Düsseldorf, Calatrava is planning a slim and elegant tower that will have around 40,000 square meters of space. The architect has already presented the draft to the city of Düsseldorf's high-rise advisory board. All property owners, the city and the high-rise advisory board are involved in the planning and work confidently on the implementation of the project.
Speaking of the project, Calatrava says: “The city of Düsseldorf is located on the Rhine, one of the most historically important cultural arteries in Europe. It is an honor for me to be able to build in this vibrant city, which has exceptional contemporary architecture from the 20th and 21st centuries. Together with my team, we will do our best to make a positive contribution to Düsseldorf extraordinary building culture.”
Uwe Reppegather, managing partner of the CENTRUM Group, says: "We are grateful that we were able to work with Santiago Calatrava for this elegant urban high-rise sculpture in Düsseldorf."
According to current planning, construction on the high-rise should begin between 2024 and 2027.