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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

RKM 740 in Düsseldorf Heerdt, Germany by J. Mayer H. Architects

February 14th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: J. Mayer H. Architects

In direct proximity to the sweeping landscape of the Rheinaue and with a view of Düsseldorf’s city center, this high rise will shape the silhouette of the left bank of the Rhine, not only in terms of its architecture, but in terms of use as well.

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  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Project: RKM 740
  • Location: Düsseldorf Heerdt, Germany
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino and ArchiCad
  • Project team: Andre Santer, Dr. Paul Angelier, Marta Ramirez Iglesias, Max Magorsky,
  • Function: Medical Services and Residential Building
  • (BGF) Total floor Area: aprox. 26.000 qm
  • Number of floors: 19
  • Height of the building: aprox. 70 m
  • Structure:  Concrete structure
  • Principal Exterior: Aluminum Elements
  • Principal interior material: concrete and plaster board, water based cooling system inside the concrete, no air-conditioning needed
  • Invited competition: 2012, 1st Prize
  • Project: 2013 – 2017
  • Completion: 2017
  • Client: Rheinblick Düsseldorf GmbH
  • Architect on Site: Höhler + Partner, Aachen, Germany

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The façades are designed as cloud-shaped, horizontal waves that shroud the building like a gown, lending it a light, sculptural character. The three-dimensional, perforated, and semi-transparent façade elements direct views inside and out and protect from the sun and wind. The planting of the terraces and balconies will improve the micro climate and provide a natural atmosphere in combination with the adjacent generously open spaces.

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The spirit of historical hospital grounds will be continued in combining medical-commercial uses with new, quality residential construction. The base of the building will house retail outlets for medical goods, doctors’ offices, and a floor with surgical practices.

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On top of this, 14 residential floors will rise featuring floor plans and sizes that allow for various residential concepts with an orientation that responds to the location of the plot. The main day time and outdoor spaces will be oriented toward the south, east, and west, while subordinate use spaces like kitchens and bathrooms face north. The arrangement of the spaces allows both for modern, generous, and flowing spatial arrangements and classical solutions with closed rooms.

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The dynamic, organic design of the building develops from the long line of the street itself, rising gradually to achieve an airy volume at the top. The upper floors open an impressive panorama view far beyond the Dusseldorf city limits.

Image Courtesy © J. Mayer H. Architects

Image Courtesy © J. Mayer H. Architects

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Categories: ArchiCAD, Maya, Medical Center, Residential, Rhino

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