Urban renewal

Heinrichstraße, Düsseldorf, Germany


Conversion of an existing office building into a residential building for students

Start of construction 2018


  • Reversibility: floor layout can be used flexibly
  • Good connection to public transport
  • Use of existing infrastructure
  • New life in vacancy


  • 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-storey office building and a two-storey 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


8.680 m²

Design team

Marc Böhnke, Mario Reale, Christoph Nickel, Stephan Hugen


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)

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