Topping-out ceremony on the site of the ECLIPSE Düsseldorf

After the ground-breaking ceremony in January 2020, die developer Projektentwicklung GmbH celebrated the topping-out ceremony for the ECLIPSE project on Kennedydamm in Düsseldorf today. After 19 months of construction work, and in the presence of Lord Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller, the topping-out ceremony took place today on schedule for the completion of the structural work of the high-rise building section on Georg-Glock-Straße 22 and the corner of Kennedydamm.

In line with “The Future of Workspace” slogan, the approximately 8,700 m² plot will house a 16-story high-rise office building as well as a two-storey entrance building with a lobby, lounge, conference, service and restaurant areas. The project arose from a joint venture between die developer and a state-owned fund from the Middle East. After its planned completion at the end of 2022, auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will acquire the majority of the 26,000 m² large rental area.

What’s special about this new office building is its design as a vertical campus. Behind the distinctive, shingle-type glass façade are offices, while the smooth glass façade reveals atria and loggias as campus spaces, some of which extend over three floors and wrap themselves around the building like a helix. The communal campus areas include cafés and libraries as well as plenary and event spaces.

The property is intensively landscaped and the building has been certified as a Green Building according to the ultimate DGNB standard Platinum. A photovoltaic system on the roof ensures that sustainable energy is generated on site. The property also houses over 200 bicycle spaces and just under 50 charging stations for electric cars. smartengine® is also implemented: a sensor-controlled, digital infrastructure for user-orientated applications that positively affect a building’s ecological and economic impact.


“We are delighted that the construction of the Eclipse is on schedule and that this new highlight in the Düsseldorf skyline is becoming more visible day by day. Together, project developers, architects and tenants are showing exactly what modern project developments need: successful urban integration and a clear focus on ecologically sustainable building operations,” says Dr. Stephan Keller.

The conceptual design for the project originates from a collaboration between HPP Architekten and Amsterdam architectural practice UN-Studio by Ben van Berkel. die developer have already been working successfully with the Düsseldorf office of HPP on the headquarters of L’Oréal Deutschland on the other side of the road. “The Eclipse gives future users a space for communication, agile working and recreation. For the office space, the focus is on a flexible concept that meets the needs of contemporary working environments and can adapt to how these change in the future,” says Gerhard G. Feldmeyer, Senior Partner of HPP Architekten.

“Innovation, digitisation, outcome-based cooperation and sustainability are skills that make PwC stand out as market leader, and which the Eclipse location manifests as one of Germany’s most modern office buildings. It means that in future, we will be able to work with our employees in Düsseldorf according to the slogan “The Future of Workspace,” says Antje Schlotter, Site Manager of PwC Düsseldorf.

“With the Eclipse building, we are making a valuable contribution towards further developing the office location around Kennedydamm and in addition to the already completed “Horizon”, we have the opportunity to create another landmark building for the city. We are delighted to have gained a well-known and first-class anchor tenant in PWC. We will soon find other users for the remaining 3,000 m² or so office space with a wonderful roof terrace of 170 m² or so, the place for events with a view of the Rhine and daily meetings,” said Stefan H. Mühling, Managing Director of die developer.

Back to the news overview

You are using an outdated browser. The website may not be displayed correctly. Close