Urban renewal

Heinrichstraße, Düsseldorf, Germany

Mikroapartments in Düsseldorf
Mikroapartments in Düsseldorf


Conversion of an existing office building into micro apartments

Completion expected in 2021


  • Reversibility: floor layout can be used flexibly
  • Good connection to public transport
  • Use of existing infrastructure
  • New life in vacancy
  • Modern, flexible and affordable living space


  • Use of existing building construction
  • Use of district heating: Reduction of primary energy factor
  • Energetic renovation (KfW Efficiency House 55)
  • Targeted use of non-hazardous materials
  • Rebuilding: minimization of grey energy at the production of the conversion


  • Conversion of a former five-storied office building and a two-storied underground car park into a modern residential complex with over 180 micro-apartments
  • Interdisciplinary, transparent participation of all planning participants
  • Cooperation with local specialist planners
  • Self-contained residential units with functional room concept


8.680 m²

Design team

Marc Böhnke, Mario Reale, Christoph Nickel, Stephan Hugen, Beate Trebse


Landschaft planen + bauen NRW GmbH (landscaping), BSCON Brandschutzconsult GmbH (fire prevention), TERRA Umwelt Consulting GmbH (geological consultant), Blinken Töpfer ÖbVI (gauger), Peutz Consult GmbH (soundproofing), Mull und Partner (building pollutant investigations), Gehlen Partnerschaft Beratender Ingeieure (structure), Ingenieurbüro Dohrmann GmbH & Co. KG (MEP), Planungsgesellschaft itg mbH (MEP), e2 Energieberatung GmbH (energyconcept), citrus 3D (visualization)


On Heinrichstraße in Düsseldorf, a vacant, former five-storied office building from the year 1965 is getting converted into a modern residential complex with micro apartments. The property is connected to the urban infrastructure and has a size of approx. 3,800 m². A total of 181 residential units with balconies will be built there, 34 of them barrier-free. The residential units with a functional room concept are fully furnished and located close to the Hochschule Düsseldorf and the city centre. The micro apartments are specially customized to the needs of students, young professionals and weekend commuters.

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