Creating a heart

DHPG main office, Bonn, Germany


Invited architect competition, 2011

Competition organizers: DHPG


  • Equal workplace qualities for all employees
  • Very good connection with public transport
  • Encouragement of informal meetings in the building


  • DGNB certification
  • Energy concept: lowtech instead of hightech
  • Minimized resource consumption through optimized construction


  • Interdisciplinary, transparent participation of everyone involved
  • Minimization of constructive constraint points
  • Efficient and flexible floor layout conception
  • Use of prefabricated components


approx. 5.500 m²

Design team

Marc Böhnke, Mario Reale, Anika Keßel, Julian Konti, Marcus Krämer, Hans Peter Lüngen


e2 Energieberatung (energyconcept), BSCON Spitthöver Consult (fire prevention), Dörre (model)


The design of a new headquarters for dhpg marks the urban development start of the extension axis in this prominent district of Bonn. The heart of the building is planned as a new place of communication and identification. The foyer works as a waiting room for visitors and clients. The vertical development points in view axes to the entrance allow easy orientation and short distances in the house. The clear and timeless architecture brings image, functionality and economy together.

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