DEG, Cologne

With the construction of its new corporate headquarters in Cologne’s city centre, DEG (Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgeschaft) has united under one roof all its employees, who were previously scattered across several locations in the cathedral city. Set in some 2,800 square meters, the generously glazed, cubic office block blends in harmoniously with its surroundings. To achieve the desired transparency, the two longer sides of the building were given an exclusive laminated glass frontage. Central to the architectural concept, the building-high atrium is the interface with the public area. Two-thirds of the atrium’s glazed "convertible" roof can be opened, transforming the inner courtyard into an open-air space.


The building’s interior too is characterized by transparency and natural surfaces in warm colours. The architects opted for partition wall system 2000, which ensures that there is sufficient light in all the offices while providing excellent sound insulation. Another highlight of the interior design is the horizontal organizational system which enables the workstations to be arranged effortlessly to suit individual tastes.


Projectdocumentation (PDF_3,0 MB)

Builder DEG, Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, Cologne
Architect JSK Architekten, Düsseldorf
Photographie HG Esch
Partition systems 2000
Accessory systems System Orga

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