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Kö-Bogen: Düsseldorf is graced with another architectural highlight
Since 17 October, the urban project of the century is opened in Düsseldorf: The Kö-Bogen – a shopping and office mile on a piece of property of approximately 10,000 square metres in the heart of downtown Düsseldorf. None other than the New York star architect, Daniel Libeskind, designed both of the 26-metre-high buildings. He will festively open the Kö-Bogen together with Dirk Elbers, the Lord Mayor of Düsseldorf.
In addition to its superb architecture and urban relevance, for Düsseldorf residents and guests from all over the world, the Kö-Bogen will of course primarily be of interest as a melting point for diverse lifestyle activities: International brands with thousands of articles from premium to luxury will be set into scene in a world-class atmosphere. This makes the Kö-Bogen the ideal extension of the Düsseldorf luxury mile, Königsallee. Here is a small selection of the brand worlds: Graf von Faber-Castell, Porsche Design, juweller Rüschenbeck, the jewellery label Rockberries, Hallhuber, Laurèl, Joop!, Windsor and Strenesse, Germany’s leading fashion and lifestyle company Breuninger, the Italian world of enjoyment provided by the Düsseldorf trendy restaurateur Poccino as well as the Sylt cult brand Sansibar.
With the construction of the Kö-Bogen, the city of Düsseldorf has been offered a unique historical opportunity to restore the city structure that was created in the 19th century. It is about the connection between Königsallee (boulevard) and the Hofgarten (park); urban space and landscape space are being made tangible at the same time. A real eye-catcher should also be the so-called “cuts”. The iconic facade cuts and the green microcosms, which were created especially for the Kö-Bogen by Daniel Libeskind in cooperation with the Düsseldorf landscape architect Sebastian Fürst, are gardens and architecture at the same time and let the Hofgarten flow into the building.
725-year festival of the city of Düsseldorf
This year, Düsseldorf is celebrating its anniversary: On 14 August 1288, thus 725 years ago, the settlement on the Rhine and Düssel was granted city status by Count Adolf von Berg. In the course of its eventful history, Düsseldorf first rose from being a small trading and ecclesiastical town to being the residence of the Count von Berg and the residence of the dukes and the electors of the Palatinate, then to being the capital of a Napoleonic grand duchy and finally, after an unprecedented upsurge as an industrial location, to being the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia.
The big Bürgerfest (town festival) on 07 and 08 September is the highlight of the event calendar. In front of the town hall, a historic market will take place for two days. Burgplatz will present the city of today: Here, associations, organisations, churches and institutions have the opportunity to present their dedicated work. The Rhine embankment promenade follows suit by showing the future: Companies, administrative bodies and organisations will introduce their ideas of a prosperous city development.
More information at: www.duesseldorf.de