On the approximately three-hectare filet site between the city center and the main train station, the Philharmonic Hall, Bismarckstraße and Huyssenallee - with a direct connection to the A40 motorway - KÖLBL KRUSE is developing the new fixed point for modern, future-oriented work in the middle of the Ruhr metropolis Essen. From 2023, a modern office quarter with almost 100,000 m2 of office space in six buildings will be created on the former RWE site.
KÖLBL KRUSE is having the deconstruction process of the existing buildings on the former RWE site in downtown Essen certified by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). This newly developed DGNB certificate is dedicated to the deconstruction of buildings and, in terms of content, aims to keep raw materials in the cycle, to support recycling and to reduce the masses to be disposed of. Sustainable deconstruction not only provides transparency on material flows and resource values, but also aims at identifying and handling hazardous materials at the same time. In addition, attention is paid to the recycling and disposal paths. The accrued material flows are meticulously separated and documented. In this way, transport distances can be optimized and reduced. The processed materials are used as reusable resources, and reusable furniture (such as the commercial kitchen) is also earmarked for third-party use. A total of an impressive 70,000 tons of concrete from the ceilings and walls of the existing buildings were crushed directly on site by a crushing plant to a grain size of between 45 and 65 millimeters and 100 percent recycled. KÖLBL KRUSE is expected to receive a certificate in the platinum category - the highest award category.
Real Estate Facts
Type & project status New development office quarter
Location city center Essen
Floors & areas Site size: 30,000 m2
Usable space approx. 100,000 m2 office space in 6 buildings
Deconstruction 09 I 2020 - 11 I 2022
Start of construction from 2023
Completion of first construction phase from 2026
Project developer/investor KÖLBL KRUSE GmbH
Foto: KÖLBL KRUSE GmbH