Space to be together
The RüKONTOR lies in the heart of the lively Rüttenscheid district of Essen. The six-storey administrative and commercial property was designed and built by KZA and has been the home of the KZA practice since 2004.
Two structures, whose facades are harmonised with their respective street profiles, intersect at the corner. Here, the facade opens up to become a multi-storey entrance lobby. The ground floor offers space for retail premises with the upper floors being occupied by offices. The car parking issue at the highly utilised inner city site has been resolved by means of a car stacking system in the underground car park.
BDA commendation for good buildings 1998