2012 KAR [Kongresshalle am Rhein]  |  COLOGNE [DE] Dutch Design Week 2012


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Graduation project

This project provides a possible implementation of a new building at a complex location at the bridge landing of the Deutzer Brücke near the Heumarkt in Cologne [DE]. The location characterizes itself by the presence of traffic flows that require guidance in order to achieve a better transition between the Heumarkt and the Rhine. The new congress building offers an architectonic solution for the current shortcomings, partially based upon the research after the transformation of the bridgehead from the year 1900 till present.

This building is not only unique in shape but also in the program it introduces on this location. Not often can a large congress hall with over 2500 seats be found in an old city centre. The large open spaces can be used as exhibition spaces and the main functions are complemented with conference rooms and a large restaurant at the side of the Rhine.

Supervisors | dr. ir. Jos Bosman
                   | ir. Maarten Willems
                   | ir. Ralph Brodruck