Environmentally friendly construction
Sustainable construction is becoming increasingly important. “Green” buildings meet high ecological standards. Their modern features save energy and thus protect the environment. The Lighthouse and casa altra buildings on Rheinmetall AG’s former plant site in Düsseldorf-Derendorf hold a silver certificate from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), while the doubleU building was awarded gold certification. The new building on the last available plot of land in the entrepreneur city into whose north wing the employees of the Rheinmetall head office moved in March 2016 is also certified in accordance with the DGNB’s guidelines and according to current assessments fulfills the criteria for the gold rating.
The Automotive sector’s Niederrhein plant, which was commissioned in November 2014, was awarded the DGNB certificate in gold. Among other things, environmentally friendly use of construction materials and efficient heat recovery in the compressed air system and during utilization of waste heat from the foundry furnaces made a contribution to meeting the stringent criteria. Overall, the building’s readings were more than 25% lower than those required of a new building by the German Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV).
In an exciting synthesis between the existing historic building 36 and a a new construction, the Delta D office block with approximately 15,000 square meters of space was constructed at an exposed location on the corner of Heinrich-Ehrhardt Strasse and Rather Straße. Delta D is the new headquarters of the Rheinmetall Group.
The office building "casa altra" is being constructed with a total rental space of around 12,500 square meters on a plot of approximately 5,300 square meters. The internationally known architects Mario Bellini based in Milan are responsible for the excellent modern architecture of the six-floor office block.
The six-story office complex offers clothing companies a total of 13,500 square meters of space for showrooms and offices as well as some 270 underground parking spaces. The modern industrial architecture, including well-lit air-conditioned rooms with flexible floor plans, offers attractive options for use. The building was designed by the Spannhoff engineering and planning office agency in Melle.
The seven-floor "doubleU" has 12,500 square meters of useable office space and is a modern example of well-thought-out construction planning: In addition to flexible office allocation and various sizes for use, it features high-quality fixtures and fittings – including concrete tempering and auxiliary ventilation.
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The futuristic-looking "Lighthouse" contains 9,700 square meters of office space on some 11,000 square meters of floor space. As a green building, it was designed to be economic, efficient, environmentally-friendly and save resources. The building was designed by renowned Düsseldorf architects Pezinka Pink. The company also designed the Düsseldorfer Stadttor, which has now achieved international recognition, as well as the North-Rhine Westphalia Representation House in Berlin.
The Cuore residential building with approximately 140 residential units and an underground parking lot was completed in six construction stages between 2008 and 2010.
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The "Living Office" was built in two construction stages in Rather Straße and is currently home to offices, restaurants, doctors’ offices, a gym and the LO² residential building directly adjacent.
The total renovation in 2007/08 saw the creation of a modern, four-story structure with approximately 8,300 square meters of rental space. Tenants include Germany's largest media agency and Grey subsidiary "MediaCom Agentur für Mediaberatung" as well as GroupM Germany.
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The Innside Premium Hotel (4 stars+) opened in April 2008 with more than 160 rooms: 120 studios and 40 suites. The unostentatious five-floor building is lit up in color at night.
Another flagship project is the former Rheinmetall workshop 29 with approximately 13,500 square meters, which has become a fashionable address for other reputable fashion labels following extensive modernization by Gerry Weber AG.
Rheinmetall AG moves into the fully renovated headquarters to which a modern glass office block has been added.