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Der Neue Zollhof (The New Zollhof), Germany

Der neue Zollhof, Düsseldorf, Germany - The three spectacular buildings of the new Zollhof complex in Dusseldorf during different stages of construction.
Der neue Zollhof, Düsseldorf, Germany - The SKYDECK slab formwork was the right solution for this very unusual building. Using system components, the curved slab edges could be formed quickly and easily.
Der Neue Zollhof, Düsseldorf, Germany - CNC-machined polystyrene bodies, held by TRIO panels, formed the structure for the extraordinary components.
Der Neue Zollhof, Düsseldorf, Germany - In accordance with the requirements of the architect, push-pull props were used to support the inclined RAPID column formwork.
Der Neue Zollhof, Düsseldorf, Germany - SKYDECK, with the large prop spacings of 1.50 m x 2.30 m, provides optimal freedom of movement during lateral transport of the materials.
Der Neue Zollhof, Düsseldorf, Germany - The "Art and Media Centre Rheinhafen" from Frank O. Gehry is divided into three high-contrast building parts and gives the impression of a giant sculpture.

Project data

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

Extraordinary group of buildings within the cultural and media mile along the Rhine harbour in Düsseldorf. The three blocks of houses, which are up to 55 m high, consist of reinforced concrete bodies that are moved into each other and warped.

Construction period: 1996-1998

Architect: Frank O. Gehry


Unique building geometry out of doubly curved free-form surfaces


Philipp Holzmann Bauprojekt AG

Customer's benefit

  • complex building geometry shuttered with system parts
Werner Meyer, Main foreman, Der Neue Zollhof
Werner Meyer
Main foreman

For this extraordinary building, an enormous degree of expertise and flexibility on the spot is required.

PERI solution

  • slab formwork solution with SKYDECK, filler areas with triangular frames and filler units supports
  • TRIO as base for the support of the CNC-milled polystyrene moulds
  • inclined column formwork with RAPID, adjustment via wedges