Centred around the former law courts in the heart of Dusseldorf’s old town, a new landmark district, the Andreas Quartier, is currently taking shape. The listed Wilhelmine court building, which houses the Hyatt House with 102 serviced apartments, café and restaurant units, office space, and flats, form the starting point for a collection of diverse new constructions designed to create a rich interplay between old and new.
To ensure a varied streetscape different architecture firms were involved in the project. In addition to the overall planning concept, sop | architekten is responsible for the sensitive repurposing of the historic court building, the construction of the stand-alone Solitaire building on Neubrückstraße and the Lifestylehouse corporate development on Ratinger Straße, where the façade of the former Palais Spinrath is retained. The period entrance hall contains a bar, café and lounge area and is open to the public.