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A variety of themes and

a rooftop bar

25hours Hotel

Client: ECE Projektmanagement GmbH & Co. KG
Location: Düsseldorf / GFA: 12,000 m² / Rooms: 200 /
Completion: 2018

Services: Architecture
Interior photos: Steve Herud for 25hours Hotels

Exterior 25hours Hotel Düsseldorf

Southern entrance to the Quartier Central
In 2018, the new "25hours Hotel Das Tour" opened its doors to the public in the Derendorf district of Düsseldorf - including the restaurant. The building was realised by ECE Projektmanagement GmbH together with HPP Architects. The 19-storey construction is a new landmark and at the same time marks the southern entrance and structural conclusion of the Quartier Central, which has been in use since 2003. Covering 360,000 square metres, the neighbourhood is one of the largest inner-city development projects in North Rhine-Westphalia.

"The 25hours Hotel forms the starting point for a series of striking towers in this new residential and commercial neighbourhood."

Werner Sübai, Senior Partner HPP

Landmark
The building is characterised above all by its clear building structure: The functional areas can be read in the views above the plinths (reception and seminar area), standard storeys (hotel room) and crown (restaurant and bar). 

The crown containing the three uppermost storeys is set in a frame element surrounding the entire building and, depending on its function, is either generously glazed or closed in. The 15th floor located below stands out as a slightly recessed reveal from the rest of the building and forms the transition with the bedroom storeys. 

From the 2nd to the 14th floor, the bedroom storeys have clearly defined, regular window openings with a large opening wing with a glass safety barrier fitted to the front. The slanted reveals are both a design element and a functional factor: they make the ideal opening dimensions appear larger than they actually are.

"Assiduously maintaining the continuous joint pattern from the ground floor all the way up to the crown was an important aspect of the design."

Jan Sauermann, Project Manager-in-charge HPP

Because of the shared public areas - as is the case with the uppermost storeys - the 1st and ground floors also have a shared design concept. 

The appearance of the load-bearing, clearly gridded perforated façade extends in all directions, so that no rear sides are formed. There was no need for external sun blinds, as the glazing itself provides solar protection. The modular structural system enabled the metal façade made of aluminium panels to be serially manufactured and assembled. The south façade, which faces Louis Pasteur Square, is fitted with balconies for each of the guest rooms, which are enclosed by glass balustrades. 

The highlight on each balcony: having a bath in the open air with a clear view over the city of Düsseldorf

There is a free-standing bath on each balcony, from which guests can bathe in the open air while enjoying the view over Düsseldorf. 

The interior design concept plays with the theme of the neighbourhood; the French way of life, and sets up a Franco-German relationship. It was created by Swedish design team Stylt Trampoli.

Integration into the urban fabric
The development of the Quartier Central concludes with the completion of the 25hours Hotel. In 2015, HPP Architects had already created a highlight in the district with the Pandion D'Or residential high-rise and its surrounding monolithic buildings. 

HPP also have the layouts of two other neighbourhood highlights to their credit: the Le Flux office building and the Pandion Le Grand residential building.

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