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Oeconomicum Dusseldorf Building

Optimal conditions for the research and for the fire protection the new economists Faculty of the Heinrich-Heine-University of Dusseldorf the Oeconomicum is a no-compromise building. The consistently transparent architecture and the irresistibly beautiful form go hand in hand with the latest facilities of the structural fire protection. Here are optimal conditions for scientific research and for the safety of building occupants. Colt international developed a bespoke automatic smoke aprons plant for the curved shape of the building. In case of fire, smoke aprons provide safe escape routes in the Oeconomicum Dusseldorf in an elegant arc glass construction of the Oeconomicums to the Lake of the university places on the grounds of the Heinrich-Heine-University of Dusseldorf. The Oeconomicum was planned ingenhoven from the Dusseldorf Office of architecture architects on behalf of black-Schutte-promotion Foundation GmbH.

The two entrepreneurial families, black and Schwarz-Schutte donated a total of EUR 40 million, to enable this new building and at the same time, the establishment of a new Research Institute for the economics of competition. We have created optimal conditions with the Oeconomicum for innovative research”, Patrick Schwarz-Schutte proudly said at the opening. Moved into the glass building not only the new Dusseldorf Institute for competition economics”one, but the entire school of Economics of the Heinrich-Heine-University. For fire protection professionals, the curved floor plan as well as the openness of the transparent and flexible space structures estimated by planners, users, and guests alike presented a special challenge. Image source: H.G.

Esch, Hennef. / ingenhoven architects, Dusseldorf the three-storey building with its approx. 4,700 square meters floor space lives mainly by its sweeping arch form and the consistently transparent design. The spatial structures are open and flexible. This ensures transparency and communication, promotes synergies and inspires scientific work. The southern office space are completely open. The ground floor is connected to the two upper floors via a free stair.

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