• Spitze Speditionstrasse

Standing at the end of a spit of land jutting out into the harbour basin, the Hyatt Regency hotel in Dusseldorf’s Medienhafen district is one of the city’s flagship buildings. The Hafenspitze master plan, which comprises a footbridge, two glass-clad towers and a seven-storey office block, is the work of sop | architekten.

 

 

The timeless and striking architectural effect of the 65m-high twin towers is created simply by the forms of the structures and the spatial relationship between them. Two parallel high-rise slabs create a virtual cube whose projections and recesses lend it a sculptural quality. The building’s interplay with the surface of the water and the surrounding open spaces underscores the symbolism of the design, the winner of a 2000 international competition that attracted entries from various globally renowned architecture firms.

Location:
Dusseldorf
Developer:
Projektgesellschaft Hafenspitze mbH & Co.KG
GFA:
approx. 40.000m²
Completion:
2010
International competition:
1st prize 2000
Work phase:
1-5

sop | architekten (formerly JSK Düsseldorf) working on behalf of JSK Architekten GbR and/or JSK International GmbH, provided the work in phases 1-5, in accordance with the German HOAI.