façade design — Schildergasse 120, Cologne; Germany — 09.2018
New and transparent facade
The task was to design a new facade for the commercial and office building Schildergasse 120 in Cologne. The ensemble, consisting of a high-rise building with 11 floors and a low-rise building with 3 floors is perfectly located at the most popular shopping mile in Cologne.
The new transparent glass façade, being structured by delicate precast concrete units horizontally as well as vertically, replaces the so far closed and in the ground floor recessed facade. The result is an open and friendly commercial building with enlarged retail spaces that upgrades the surrounding area with its contemporary design and displays a strong presence.