The Capricorn House Medienhafen Düsseldorf represents the new entrance at the southern point of Düsseldorf Media harbour. The special feature of this eye-catching new building with its red glass panels is the so-called “i-modulFassade”, which was designed by GATERMANN + SCHOSSIG.

Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig -Photographs : Rainer Rehfeld, HG Esch, Markus Boeker

The building’s location, greatly subject to sound pollution, lead to the development of a multi-functional facade module that contains the necessary technology for controlling the building’s temperature and air quality.

Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig -Photographs : Rainer Rehfeld, HG Esch, Markus Boeker

It is fitted with an air-conditioning system for cooling, heating, ventilation and heat recovery. The facade panel also has integrated lighting, sound absorption and room acoustics elements.

Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig -Photographs : Rainer Rehfeld, HG Esch, Markus Boeker

The decentralised concept eliminates the need for traditional technology, which leaves greater scope for interior architectural design. As a result, a more flexible floor plan allows the implementation of all office shapes.

Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig – Floor Plan

Courtesy of Gatermann + Schossig – Floor Plan

Project Info :

Architects : Gatermann + Schossig
Project Area : 43000.0 sqm
Project Year :2008
Project Location : Dusseldorf, Germany
Photographs : Rainer Rehfeld, HG Esch, Markus Boekero

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