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PORR DEUTSCHLAND to build “LA TÊTE” office building in Düsseldorf

The “La Tête” office building completes Düsseldorf’s “Le Quartier Central” in the heart of the city. © Aurelis Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG

Vienna, 18 April 2016 – Following a bid phase of just three months, the Düsseldorf branch office of PORR Deutschland has been awarded the tender for the design and turnkey construction of the “La Tête” office building by Aurelis Asset GmbH. The building will have a gross floor area of around 37,000m², with completion planned for the end of October 2017. 
“This interesting project continues the series of pleasing building construction tenders in Germany which we have recently acquired. The short bid phase proves that PORR understood the client’s intentions right from the outset. The deciding factor was the professional and innovative interplay of the Düsseldorf branch office for the complete construction works, together with our Group subsidiaries PD&E for optimising the building’s technical fittings and features, and ALU SOMMER for building the facade”, said Karl-Heinz Strauss, CEO of PORR AG.
Completing Düsseldorf’s “Le Quartier Central”
“La Tête” will be built on the final construction lot in “Le Quartier Central”. It will have two basement floors and eight full storeys above ground – and it’s already got impressive credentials: there are plans for a “Skygarden”, a generous foyer, a casino and a landscaped inner courtyard. What’s more a company kindergarten will be realised for the main tenant – the Handelsblatt publishing group. A gen-uine eye-catcher has also been planned for the sculptural facade – an info screen measuring around 80 square metres should soon broadcast the latest business news from Handelsblatt. 
The Georg von Holtzbrinck School for Business and Finance Journalism will also be housed in “La Tête”. 
Facts and figures at a glance 

Project type:Building construction
Scope of services:Construction planning including detailed design of an office building with two basement floors and eight storeys above ground with a gross floor area of 37,000m2
Client:Aurelis Asset GmbH vertreten durch die Aurelis Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG
Auftragnehmer:Aurelis Asset GmbH represented by Aurelis Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG
Construction start:April 2016
Completion: October 2017


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Cornelia HarlacherCorporate Spokesperson