| Düsseldorf |
Living in court
In the middle of Düsseldorfs old town sits the former district and regional court, a listed building from the Wilhelmine era. After the revitalization of the building, you can find now an exclusive residential estate – an ensemble of old and new buildings, under the roofs of which many uses are combined: in addition to condominiums, you can also find a hotel and serviced apartments, plus a diverse range of catering, art and culture.
The stairs to the main entrance equipped with slot channels made of stainless steel offer a just as clean reception as the entrance mats fitted with black burnished angle frames and sideward LED light lines. The recessed floor lights in the stairwell of the hotel/apartment area are also burnished.
The highlight inside the inner courtyard is an oval basin, subtly illuminated with a curved light line in combination with drainage channels and cover grids made of stainless steel. Gutters and gratings have the same look on the passages and facades, terraces and balconies. In addition, slotted channels ensure optimal surface drainage.
Architects: sop architekten, Düsseldorf | pink architektur, Düsseldorf
Landscape architect: WKM Landschaftsarchitekten, Düsseldorf
Implementation: Lill + Sparla, Köln
Lightplanner: a·g Licht, Köln
Photografer: Peter von Pigage
Photos: TTC Timmler Technology