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))

Group Board Director, Düsseldorf

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

He has established the role of 'General Planner' within the Düsseldorf studio and has successfully led General Planner teams on several large-scale projects and is dedicated to delivering high-quality architecture to our clients.

Ruprecht joined Chapman Taylor in 1995. After joining the Düsseldorf management board as a Prokurist in 2008, he became joint Managing Director in 2013 to support the growth of our German business and continues to oversee project work in Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Slovenia. He joined the Group Board in 2021.

Areas of expertise:

General Planner / Retail / Mixed-use / Workplace

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. 2021 wurde er in den Vorstand von Chapman Taylor berufen.

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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