Pritzker prize winner Renzo Piano is planning to construct the new office and commercial building ‘FLOAT’ on the uncultivated land between Franziusstraße and Holzstraße in the southern part of Düsseldorf’s ‘Medienhafen’. WITTE Projektmanagement has been hired for project controlling. The 200-metre-long building consists of six individual, variously-shaped structures, connected via a six-storey (upper floors 1-6) access structure (‘Passerelle’) on the south side, parallel to Holzstraße. The three interconnected basement levels, containing public and private underground parking, serve to link the six building structures below the surface of the site. Upper floors can be used for offices and there is space for restaurants and retail on the ground floor. The trapezoidal floor areas with varying room sizes and few interior columns are ideal for open-plan use, but also allow for conventional cubicle offices.
New construction of office and commercial building with underground parking
Franziusstraße 6, D-40221 Düsseldorf-Medienhafen
RPBW Renzo Piano Building Workshop in cooperation with BM+P Architekten
35,000 m² (above ground), 30,000 m² (underground)
780 parking spaces
Completion in 2018
LEED Gold (planned)