Panta Rhei, Airport City Düsseldorf
The topping-out ceremony for the Panta Rhei office building in Düsseldorf’s Airport City was held at the beginning of June 2013. Schüßler-Plan have been contracted to provide the structural engineering for the project. The 7-storey building with 9,600 m² of lettable space is being built by the Austrian Immofinanz Group and is due to be completed in January 2014. The curved design of the building comes from architects RKW, who were inspired by the route taken by the River Rhine through Düsseldorf. In spite of the long winter, the shell was completed on time in only 8 months. Works have now begun on the façade. 
The steel-reinforced concrete structure was designed with 30 cm thick floor slabs above ground, external columns and a row of internal columns. The façade supports are received by a projecting beam in the ceiling above the first lower ground storey, which enables the transition to the column arrangement in the underground car park. Externally, this projecting beam repeats the flowing form of the building. The lower storey was designed to be as low as possible in order to keep the building above the highest groundwater level. The structure is built on both individual and continuous foundations, the core on compact block foundations.

Frankonia Eurobau DUS Plaza GmbH

Düssseldorf, Airport City, Germany

RKW Architektur + Städtebau

Technical Details
GFA: 10,650 m²

Services provided by Schüßler-Plan
Structural engineering: HOAI phases 1 to 6

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