The City of Düsseldorf has granted planning permission for the conversion of the former HSBC Bank headquarters into a contemporary office and commercial building. The project will sensitively integrate the refurbished building into its urban context while at the same time creating a new distinctive identity. Following a circular construction strategy, the core design principle prioritises the retention of as much of the original structure as feasible, reusing building components as valuable resources.
"Our close collaboration with our client, the Momeni Group, and our strategic partnership with Concular, has enabled us to make sustainability an integral part of the design vision and the construction process. This is reflected in our decision to preserve 70% of the original structure and repurpose existing building elements, resulting in a significant decrease in upfront embodied carbon emissions." – David Chipperfield
With the meticulous dismantling process proceeding according to plan, the project is due to go on site shortly.