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.

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.

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

Design concept

Ruprecht Melder (Dipl. Ing. Architekt (Univ.))

Group Board Director, 杜塞尔多夫

Ruprecht joined Chapman Taylor in 1995 and is responsible for the design and delivery of retail, office and hospitality projects in our Düsseldorf studio. He became joint Managing Director in 2013 to support the growth of the business and continues to oversee project work in Germany and Austria.

He has successfully established the role of 'General planner' within the Düsseldorf studio and has an established track record leading general planner teams on large-scale projects. 

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. 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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