Patrick Adenauer, the youngest child of the eldest Adenauer son, joined the Bauwens company in 1989

    Patrick Adenauer, the youngest child of the eldest Adenauer son, joined the Bauwens company in 1989 Photo: Bauwens

    From Hildburg Bruns

    The vending machines have been dismantled and bright art is temporarily hanging on the walls. But this episode also ends in October, because from the end of 2022 the former Merkur arcade will be demolished.

    New game at Nollendorfplatz! The property (1500 m²) was bought with his partners by the grandson of the first German chancellor, Patrick Adenauer (61).

    His Cologne company Bauwens is developing the future office location.

    The former Merkur arcade will be used by 80 creative people until October

    The former Merkur arcade will be used by 80 creative people until October Photo: Ralf Lutter

    In the immediate vicinity of the listed Metropol, “No6” is growing with space for around 500 jobs. Because of its location alone, it should be a role model, as co-partner Clemens Stahr (39) emphasizes. For example a noble shell limestone facade.

    The eco-factor: 100 meter deep geothermal lances provide cooling and heating with geothermal energy. The floor-to-ceiling windows in wooden frames have a bronze cover made of recycled copper, photovoltaics are obvious anyway.

    Instead of an arcade, an office complex is to be erected at Nollendorfplatz 6

    Instead of an arcade, an office complex is to be erected at Nollendorfplatz 6 Photo: Bauwens

    In the T-shaped new building by the architects Henn, the bright facade refers to the proportions and curves of the neighboring event location Metropol. The new building has six floors and a city view terrace towards Nollendorfplatz.

    The investment? Around 50 to 60 million euros including the purchase of land.

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    Architecture building new building

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