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Eller + Eller Architekten

Henkel Z20, Düsseldorf

New Work
Eller + Eller Architekten GmbH
Eller + Eller Architekten GmbH
Building type
office buildings, administration buildings, banks
building project
material façade
The administrative building Z20, which is in need of renovation, is located on the southern site of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA and was built in two construction phases starting in 1965.

In addition to the overdue renovation of the façade, the outdated building technology and the facilities, the measure will create a modern, communication-promoting and open working environment for a total of about 1000 employees. In the future, the building will be used predominantly as an open-plan office, and most of the existing cubicles and room-in-room structures will be removed.

The building is characterised by an unusually large depth of space for an administrative building. In future, the permanent office workplaces will be located mainly in the outer areas near the windows. In the less well-lit interior zones, mainly open areas such as team areas, breakout areas, meeting and coffee points will be arranged. In addition, meeting rooms, individual offices, think tanks, etc. will be made available in new boxes.

Through the creation of local floor-spanning areas (voids), the interior building zones are upgraded and the communication and networking of the user groups distributed over several floors is further promoted.

The client and the planning team are supported by a workplace consultant in the precise analysis of the changing fields of work and the user-specific requirement profiles. An optimised working environment that is precisely matched to the requirements is a decisive factor in ensuring productive, employee-friendly processes and sustainable change management.

During the refurbishment of the building, great importance is attached to the use of sustainable materials. The guidelines provided by the AG are closely based on the criteria of the DGNB.

The comprehensive refurbishment of the building technology and the building envelope will significantly reduce the building's energy requirements and operating costs. The building will fall significantly below the requirements of the EnEV 2014.