Bike Touring Highlight
In early 1990, a competition for a new building on the site of the abolished Customs Court was tendered, the Zaha Hadid won although their "deconstructive design"  but finally was not executed.
From 1996 to 1998, three deconstructionist buildings were built instead to designs by Frank Gehry and Beucker, Maschlanka and partners. The three buildings show neither cornices nor sockets.  Striking is the curvature of the facade with a "flowing [und], wavy surface".   The division into three buildings and the clearance of pedestrian gaps was owed to the project, the goal for the adjoining residential district access to the port to keep clear.
July 3, 2015
The calculation and construction of the almost 1,600 windows in the three buildings were extremely complex. Gehry's idea of putting every window in a box to compensate for the different inclinations and angles was impressively simple - but not so easy to implement. The variety of shapes of the outer walls required extremely detailed designs. As it finally turned out, 1531 individual window boxes had to be designed, manufactured and installed.
(Source Cititourist, city-tourist.de/city-tourist.de-Duesseldorf-Gehry-Bauten.htm)
July 26, 2020
The crooked facades of the Gehry buildings (Canadian-American architect), which were completed in 1999, are striking and impressive. White plaster, red brick and the reflective facade of the middle building as well as the lack of symmetry fascinate the eye and provide beautiful photo motifs.
September 6, 2020
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