5 October 2017

Düsseldorf’s mayor Thomas Geisel presented IDR’s new project at Expo 2017 – an impressive example of urban architecture at the gateway to the Theodorstrasse business park

The plots of land on Theodorstrasse were originally agricultural land, and the intention was to use them for the expansion of the steel piping plant located nearby. When the plans to extend the pipe mill were not implemented at the end of the last century, the land was re-designated for commercial use. The 2006 development plan specifically stated that five-story office buildings were to be built there.

Reflecting changes in the market framework, a specialist store will now be built on an area of land to the rear of the business park. To compensate for the office buildings it replaces, an urban architecture highlight will be constructed in a prominent location near to the crossroads at the gateway to Theodorstrasse. Industrieterrains Düsseldorf Reisholz AG (IDR AG), the land owner, was happy to take on the project of developing a landmark building at this prominent site and the  project was born.  The development project involves the construction of a 15-storey office tower on the crossroads between Theodorstrasse and Am Hülserhof as the capital letter “I” of , with two seven-story blocks behind it representing the lower case “u”. These three buildings will be connected by two-storey cross-structures housing the entrances, foyers, meeting rooms and staff restaurants. The entire complex will boast modern architecture, be outfitted to the highest standard, and provide a gross floor area of around 27,000 m². A two-level underground carpark rounds off the concept.

The development land is ideally positioned with direct access to two national motorways (A52 and A44), close to Düsseldorf’s international airport and exhibition centre, and it has a public transport bus stop right outside the entrance.

The ISS-Dome multifunctional arena – another IDR AG development – is located diagonally opposite the  site. It can be used as a venue for congresses and all kinds of corporate events.

To implement this ambitious, ultra-modern building project, a planning law amendment is necessary and the City of Düsseldorf is currently taking the necessary administrative and legal steps to achieve this.

11 MAY 2017    

IDR AG holds topping out ceremony for the new Albrecht Dürer School in Düsseldorf-Benrath   

Today, just seven months after laying the foundation stone for the new Albrecht Dürer School in Benrath, the topping out ceremony was held. Construction work on the vocational school is making huge progress and it’s right on schedule. The Albrecht Dürer School project has a 70 million euro budget and is due for completion in the first quarter of 2018, when it will be the central element of the “Neue Paulsmühle” residential district. Industrieterrains Düsseldorf-Reisholz AG (IDR AG) is responsible for the planning and development of the entire quarter. Düsseldorf’s Mayor, Thomas Geisel, and the President of the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce, Andreas Ehlert, attended the topping out ceremony.

L-R: Dirk Tillmann, architect at RKW Architektur+, Düsseldorf, Manfred Kornfeld, CCO IDR AG, Ekkehard Vinçon, CTO IDR AG, the Mayor of Düsseldorf Thomas Geisel and the President of the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce, Andreas Ehlert, at the topping out ceremony for the Albrecht Dürer School in Benrath.