Last night marked the annual MIPIM Awards Ceremony, rewarding the most innovative and astounding projects in real estate. Kö-Bogen won the Best Urban Regeneration Project at the Mipim 2014.
Kö-Bogen is a six-story 432,300-square-foot office and retail complex in downtown Düsseldorf and marks an important transition between urban space and landscape. Two city blocks are joined with one continuous roof line, forming a unified space for walking, shopping and working. The building also creates a connected space between the Schadowplatz, a pedestrian street, and the Hofgarten, the central park in Düsseldorf. A two-story connecting bridge with roof terrace connects the east and west blocks of Kö-Bogen and between the two blocks are green courtyards, which also provide generous daylight to the interior spaces. Permeated cuts into Kö-Bogen itself allow for the landscape to naturally blend and flow into the building space. The green courtyards and green roof become part of a new environment that bridges urban space with park space, a fitting entryway to and from the Hofgarten. The project has been realized by by Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL) with Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG (ADL).