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Rheinauhafen Cologne

The three "Kranhäuser" (Crane Houses) in Cologne's Rheinauhafen present a free interpretation of El Lissitzkys' 1924 "Wolkenbuegel" and a new typology of
high-rise building.

The newly completed "Kranhaus 1" offers the public not just a classical plaza in front of a cubic tower. The pure cube is far more sculpturally resolved and realizes its full volume beyond the ninth floor as a slender 70 meter long
horizontal projection and not as a vertical tower. The promenade leads straight
through the middle of the building.

With its dynamic shape and its association with the historical cranes in the  former harbour area, the "Kranhäuser" stand as a symbol for the architectural commitment of the city at the water.

Rheinauhafen Cologne – crane house north, „Pandion Vista“client: PANDION AG, Cologne
architect: BRT Architekten, Bothe · Richter · Teherani, Hamburg

project architect: Arne Erichson
project team: Robert Erlac, Alexander Maul, Ilga Nelles, Claudia Springmeier, Arne Pauer, Dirk Nachtsheim, Alexander von Heyer, Monika Stasch, Donata Bennecke, Ilinca Paun, Cemal Sariyildiz

competition: 1992, 1st prize together with Linster-Architekten, Trier
start of construction: July 2008
completion: planned May 2010

use: residential
gross floor area: 26,858 sqm

Rheinauhafen Cologne – crane house centre, „Kranhaus 1“client: Development Partner AG, Düsseldorf
architect: BRT Architekten, Bothe · Richter · Teherani, Hamburg

project architect: Arne Erichson
project team: Dagmar Nill, Robert Erlac, Frank Görge, Susanne Paulisch, Göran Wollmer, Florian Canzler, Jochen Dinkel, Heiko Krampe, Gunnar Dittrich, Johanna Mewes, Alexander Rau

competition: 1992, 1st prize together with Linster-Architekten, Trier
start of construction: October 2006
completion: October 2008

use: office building
gross floor area: 22,680.30 sqm

Rheinauhafen Cologne – crane house southclient: moderne stadt, Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Städtebaues und der
Gemeindeentwicklung mbH, Köln
architect: BRT Architekten, Bothe · Richter · Teherani, Hamburg

project architect: Arne Erichson
project team: Dagmar Nill, Robert Erlac, Michael Horn, Michael Langwald, Miriam Schnell, Monika Niggemeyer, Philip Albrecht, Michaela Hauser, Dorothée Büsing, Cemal Sariyildiz, Kristian Proes, Marius Reich

competition: 1992, 1st prize together with Linster-Architekten, Trier
start of construction: June 2007
completion: April 2009

use: office bulding
gross floor area: 22,680.30 sqm

 

contact:BRT Architekten
Bothe Richter Teherani
Oberbaumbrücke 1
D-20457 Hamburg

phone +49 40 - 24 84 2 - 0
fax +49 40 - 24 84 22 22


www.brt.de

 

photo material: Jörg Hempel  |  Email



 
 
 
 
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