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OFFICE BUILDING MK3 “CASA ALTRA”

+ PROJECT DATA
  • Status
    Built
  • Year
    2001 - 2013
  • Tipology
    Office building
  • Location
    Rheinmetall areal quarter - Düsseldorf, Germany > map
  • Client
    Rheinmetall AG e IKB Immobilien
  • Budget
    21,5 million € (adjusted to 2013)
  • Total Area/Surface/Volume
    14.000 sq m
+ DESCRIPTION

A building with a central layout of six floors and a small courtyard which is a compact structure inside an important lot of service buildings.
The structure of the area is very simple, with various independent buildings designed by multiple architects, and leaves little space to the dimension of the public space. The “lot” assigned
to Bellini faces out onto the street that connects the service centre with historical centre of Düsseldorf.
Despite not being very consistent structurally, the project does nonetheless attempt to construct an “urban” dimension;
the prismatic structure is “contorted” and warped facing towards the city and capturing the attention of those who enter the lot, forming an entry “door”, under the form of one of Bellini’s “prows”.
The logical construction of the architecture results from this choice and defines all the other elements of the language, the strips of windows, the somewhat closed external façades, the
glass-covered courtyard.
A gesture of complicity towards the form of the public space of Düsseldorf.
(Ermanno Ranzani)

+ CREDITS

COMPETITION  2001

Architect
Mario Bellini

Design Team
Mario Bellini with Loretto Buti

Project Team
Loretto Buti and Reinhold Wuttke. With  Matteo Bulli, Egle de Luca, Giovanni Pigni, Alessandro Zufferli



DESIGN DEVELOPMENT 2001-2003

Architect
Mario Bellini

Design Team
Mario Bellini with Loretto Buti, Reinhold Wuttke

Project Team
Loretto Buti (project architect) with Reinhold Wuttke, Giulio Casteggini, Maurizio Di Lauro, Alessandro Zufferli.   

Consultants
Structure: IDN Ingenieurbüro
Mechanical: Huber Ingenieur Technik
Landscape: Land Srl



COSTRUCTION PHASE 2010 - 2012

Architect
Mario Bellini

Design Team
Mario Bellini with Loretto Buti, Alessandro Brambilla

Project Team
Loretto Buti (project architect) with Alessandro Brambilla, Flavia Sandelewsky, Luca Bosetti   

Local Architect: Hartmann Architekten BDA
Contruction: General Contractor: august heine baugesellschaft ag

Consultants
Structure: B. Walter Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
Mechanical: Huber Ingenieur Technik
Security: Corall Ingenieure GmbH
FIsica: IG - THOR
Landscape: Fürst Architects GmbH
 

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