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La Tête

Foto: La Tête in Düsseldorf: Visualization of the office building. The design of the lively rhythmic elevations was based on a bar code. On the right is the 80 square meter infoscreen screen.
Facts and Figures
Company PORR GmbH & Co. KGaA Building construction
PrincipalAurelis Asset GmbH vertreten durch die Aurelis Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG
LocationDüsseldorf - Germany
Type Office
Runtime03.2016 - 10.2017

The new media center „Le Quartier Central“

PORR is the main contractor for the construction of the La Tête office building on the last plot in the recently developed the Quartier Central district of the city; the building has an approximate area of 37,000 m2. It is located directly next to the Franklin Bridge and forms the northern end or tip (la tête is French for head or end) of the development on Toulouser Allee. It has two basement floors and eight above-ground floors. The design of the lively rhythmic elevations was based on a bar code.
 
The property incorporates a generous foyer with café-bar, the latest communication and conference rooms, a planted inner courtyard with adjacent canteen and childcare facilities. In addition, there is a 600 m2 sky garden on the roof of the 30 m-high building.

The principal tenant of the La Tête building is the Handelsblatt publishing group. In addition to other office areas, space is being provided for the business journalists of the Georg von Holtzbrinck School.
 
One really eye-catching feature on the facade will be an 80 m2 information screen that in future will broadcast current business news from the Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftwoche journals.