Rising to 28 floors, the high point of the building ensemble designed by JSWD Architekten is almost as high as the neighboring “Lange Eugen” [Tall Eugene], the former House of Representatives, which reaches to 114 m. With this, the new tower ranks number three in the hierarchy of Bonn’s high-rise buildings. At the top of the list is the Post Tower (Helmut Jahn) at 163 m.
Three office buildings of differing elevations, all designed with pentagonal floor plans, will in future surround the new municipal square. The building ensemble blends in well with the urban environment.
The inner-city landmark of the former “Bonn Center” dating back to the 1960s, had been demolished as far back as March of 2017. The structural work is scheduled to begin in early 2019. Meanwhile, the preparation of the 12 m deep excavation is being prepared. The completion is scheduled for 2021. The German Postbank will be the principal tenant of the 40,000 m2 floor space.
Model photo: JSWD