The planning concept of the Metro properties was of the Essen Office Koschany + room architects Nagaraj developed and implemented on May 25, 2012 laid the cornerstone of the new specialist market Center on the Krupp belt in Essen took place. The planning and construction of the new 30,000-square-foot close supply center is from the Essen Office Koschany + room led by architects Nagaraj. An important for local residents and neighbouring businesses building on this decades long abandoned area of the former Krupp cast steel factory gap with the start of construction. The building is built on the central area between the old village and the southern edge of the Krupp belt since mid May, 2012. On an area of approximately 12,000 square meters retail space is created there for the anchor tenants real a new self-service department store. The offer from real is complemented with more stores and shops. In the autumn of 2013, the real estate should be completed and ready for occupancy.
Based on the preliminary draft of the Metro properties, the development plan of the city of Essen was created. Since last year Nagaraj supervised the design and the implementation of the construction project. The core idea of the property’s architecture is an architecturally sophisticated building character with distinctly curved shapes. Precast concrete and a wooden roof beams that form the interior design. Outside the building in dynamic waveform presents itself, divided into showcase areas, closed wall surfaces and ventilated metal facades made of aluminium composite panels. All material passages are covered with shutters. The main attraction in this design”, stressed Wolfgang Zimmer, is this continuous and wider Attica band that encompasses the entire building and attracts him despite his different facets of a building together”. Another eye-catcher is a green roof, sloping down to the main car park, which stretches almost to the ground down.