At "Konrad-Adenauer-Ufer", a top quality location directly at the bank of river Rhine, Convalor has developed a newly constructed office building jointly with PARETO GmbH, the project developer of the bank Kreissparkasse Köln. At the stage of development the building was completely rented to the Bank for Social Economy that is located in Cologne as well.
On the premises of 4,250 sqm at present a 1936 erected historic building is found, that during the 1980s was complemented by a office building. This building was replaced by a new erected, modern office building while the old, listed building has been carefully modernised.
The new construction received the LEED Gold Certification and according to the Green Building Information Gateway, which lists green buildings all over the world, it is the first office building in Cologne that achieves this international seal in gold standard. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an international sustainability seal with which the U.S. Green Building Council classifies the energetic and ecological quality of buildings according to its high standards.
The development is based on plans by the architect’s office Jürgensen & Jürgensen from Cologne. Its intention was to combine a refurbished old structure with a clearly modern 6-storey building that are connected with a transparent glassy section.
The project’s volume is about 37 million euro.
In January 2017 the office building was occupied by the Bank for Social Economy with around 250 employees and is now the new representative headquarter of the bank in Cologne.