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Kranhaus, Im Zollhafen : Cologne Buildings

North Rhine-Westphalia Architecture, northwest Germany Built Environment by Architects BTR (Bothe, Richter, Teherani)

post updated 23 July 2021 ; 19 Apr 2011

Kranhaus Buildings Cologne

3 buildings – 2 offices buildings and 1 apartment block

Architect: BTR (Bothe, Richter, Teherani, Hamburg)

Kranhaus Nord – luxury apartments

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Kranhaus – Building information

Project title: Kranhaus buildings
Architect: BTR (Bothe, Richter, Teherani, Hamburg)
Address: Im Zollhafen, Cologne, Germany
Client: Development partner AG, and Moderne stadt Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Städtebaues und der Gemeindeentwicklung mbH, Köln
Project start date: end of 2006
Date of completion: beginning 2009

Gross floor area: 16 000 sqm / sqft
Building height: 60 m / 15 storeys
Car park: 1 600m the longest in Europe
Cost: 50 million €
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Cologne Buildings
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The Kranhaus Center occupies the third and fourth floors of one of three iconic 21st century waterfront buildings designed to be reminiscent of harbor cranes that could once be found along the River Rhine. Kranhaus1, named like this because it’s the first building, like its two neighbouring 17-floor tower buildings, is shaped like an inverted letter ‘L’.

It was designed by architects Bothe, Richter and Teherani. It won an MIPIM (the annual international property trade show) award shortly after its construction was completed.

This landmark architecture is located south of the historic old town and symbolizes the revival of the Rheinauhafen along the Rhine. Rheinauhafen now boasts creative industry companies, law firms and museums.

Cologne’s economy features strong insurance and media companies and is also an important research centre and home to a number of corporate headquarters. The city’s river ports and airport freight traffic make Cologne a major trade city.

Location: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, western Europe

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Köln is the largest city in the German federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth-largest city in Germany (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich). It is located within the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, one of the major European metropolitan regions and the largest in Germany with more than ten million inhabitants.

This German city is located on both sides of the Rhine River, less than80 kilometres from Belgium. The city’s famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe’s oldest and largest universities.

Cologne’s tallest structure is the Colonius telecommunication tower at 266 m or 873 ft. The observation deck has been closed since 1992. A selection of the tallest buildings in Cologne is listed below. Other tall structures include the Hansahochhaus (designed by architect Jacob Koerfer and completed in 1925—it was at one time Europe’s tallest office building), the Kranhaus buildings at Rheinauhafen, and the Messeturm Köln (“trade fair tower”).

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