In 2010, a new educational centre, Oeconomicum, was opened on the campus of the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf. This is where the School of Economics is located. The building is designed to facilitate academic dialogue on the campus. In 2018, a new part on the west side will be added. Octatube is responsible for the entire facade and roof of this building. In fact, everything you can see with the naked eye.
The building was designed by Ingenhoven Architects in a very stylish and detailed way. The windows are facing south where you can enjoy the panoramic view. The lake and the wooden deck are situated at the southern end of the building as well. The terrace is actually a popular meeting place for the entire campus. The team offices are located at the north side, where you can also enjoy the view through the glass partitions.
The plan is now to expand Oeconomicum by more than a third on the West side. The existing west facade will be dismantled and from there an additional part will be added. Octatube will be responsible for the realization of the façades and the roof. The challenge for Octatube is to make the new part look exactly the same as the existing building. On the inside there will be differences. In the existing part there is a landing but in the new part the floors will continue through to the facade,
The roof and north side have expanded metal cladding. This expanded metal sheeting must be identical to the existing building. The steel structure of the facade has been designed as an architectural component, consisting of sharp-edged T-profiles. Welded seams will be flat finished and then varnished. The new part must fit in perfectly with the existing part. In order to visually achieve this is the most challenging part of the project for Octatube.
Over the last few months, the construction company has completed the main steel structure. Meanwhile, Octatube has started the assembly of the different facades. The client benefits from the fact that the entire project can be entrusted to Octatube. In this respect, Octatube acts as a single responsible, accountable party. We are involved in this exciting project until completion. If you want to stay informed about all the developments, keep an eye on this project page!