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Der Neue Zollhof (The New Zollhof), Germany

Project data

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

Extraordinary group of buildings within the cultural and media mile along the Rhine harbour in Düsseldorf. The three blocks of houses, which are up to 55 m high, consist of reinforced concrete bodies that are moved into each other and warped.

Construction period: 1996-1998

Architect: Frank O. Gehry


Unique building geometry out of doubly curved free-form surfaces


Philipp Holzmann Bauprojekt AG

Customer's benefit

  • complex building geometry shuttered with system parts
Werner Meyer
Main foreman

For this extraordinary building, an enormous degree of expertise and flexibility on the spot is required.

PERI solution

  • slab formwork solution with SKYDECK, filler areas with triangular frames and filler units supports
  • TRIO as base for the support of the CNC-milled polystyrene moulds
  • inclined column formwork with RAPID, adjustment via wedges