Chapman Taylor completes ground floor redesign at ABC-Tower in Cologne

Chapman Taylor’s redesign of the ground floor of the ABC-Tower in Cologne is now complete.

In December 2018, the new owner of the ABC-Tower invited several well-known interior designers to present their ideas for enhancing the public areas of the high-rise building, with Chapman Taylor’s proposal for the ground floor subsequently chosen for implementation.

© Frank Loddenkemper of S-L Architekten

The jury was convinced by the clarity of the concept – particularly by how, with a few precisely focused interventions, various areas are optimally restructured, and by how the interior design quality has been taken to another level.

The objective of our redesign was to restore the balance between the interior and exterior with as few interventions as necessary. By optimising the mix of natural and artificial lighting and using natural materials such as wood, we have created a smooth transition between inside and outside.

© Frank Loddenkemper of S-L Architekten

The clean, contemporary and visually uncluttered ground floor space creates a fitting entrance experience for this striking Cologne building.

Chapman Taylor created the concept design, which was then taken forward from scheme design to working drawings stage by S-L Architekten.

Design concept CGIs

Ruprecht Melder (Dipl Ing Architekt (Univ))

Director, Düsseldorf

Ruprecht is responsible for the design and delivery of retail, office and mixed-use projects in our Düsseldorf studio.

He has successfully established the role of 'General Planner' within the Düsseldorf studio and has successfully led General Planner teams on several large-scale projects.

Ruprecht joined Chapman Taylor in 1995. After joining the management board as a Prokurist in 2008, he became joint Managing Director in 2013 to support the growth of the business, and continues to oversee project work in Germany and Austria.

Areas of expertise:

General Planner / Retail / Mixed-use / Offices

Ruprecht ist seit 1995 bei Chapman Taylor und ist verantwortlich für die Konzeption und Durchführung von Einzelhandels-, Büro- und Mixed-Use-Projekten in unserem Büro in Düsseldorf.

Im Jahr 2008 wurde Ruprecht Melder als Prokurist Teil der Geschäftsführung und ist seit 2013 als Geschäftsführer für die Leitung und die Entwicklung des Düsseldorfer Standortes zuständig.

Ein weiterer Tätigkeitsschwerpunkt ist die des Generalplaners. Diesen Aufgabenbereich hat Ruprecht im deutschen Büro etabliert und hat sich als Leiter von Generalplanungs-Teams bei Großprojekten erfolgreich bewährt.


Generalplanung / Einzelhandel / Mixed-Use / Bürobau

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