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Orrick-House Düsseldorf

Well-known address, renowned neighbours: The house located on the corner of Heinrich-Heine-Allee 12 on Grabbeplatz square is in the immediate neighbourhood of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf art gallery, the Kunstsammlung K20 art collection as well as vis-à-vis, the German Opera along the river Rhine. Following the demolition of the former Zurich House, a distinctive building which followed a design by RKW, was erected here for the Orrick Hölters & Elsing law firm. As a free-standing building, the „Orrick House“ provides around 5,400 m² of office space from the 1st floor up to the 6th floor. The penthouse level features a wrap-around roof terrace. The ground floor offers space for the Hans Mayer art gallery, plus further spaces for the retail trade, whereas an in-house underground car park provides around 55 parking spaces for the building‘s users. Architecturally, the building assumes the volume of the neighbouring constructions, but varies its proportions through an exciting, harmonious structuring of the façade. Thanks to the two-storey high grid made of roughly 50-cm wide, light concrete pillars, the six-storey building is divided into three segments and awakens associations of classic architecture comprising a basement, centre building and architrave. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows between the pillars as well as balconies at the rounded corner additionally lean towards the sophisticated classic French architecture of town houses on the former boulevard, affording a direct view of the Düsseldorf Hofgarten.



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Planning period:
June 2008 – December 2010

Heinrich-Heine-Allee 12 GmbH


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