|Company||PORR GmbH & Co. KGaA Building construction . Munich|
|Principal||Aurelis Asset GmbH vertreten durch die Aurelis Real Estate GmbH & Co. KG|
|Location||Düsseldorf - Germany|
|Runtime||04.2016 - 10.2017|
The new media center „Le Quartier Central“
PORR was 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 is an 80 m2 information screen that broadcasts current business news from the Handelsblatt and Wirtschaftwoche journals.
Due to the exposed location, the building was realized with a particularly expressive façade.
Closed and transparent sections, reminiscent of a staggered barcode, alternate and create a creative tension.
On the sixth floor there is a terrace on the east, south and west side.