The FOM University prepares mainly specialists in the fields of business and engineering and is based in more than 24 cities in Germany and abroad. In Düsseldorf, his new building has appeared in the almost completed area of the mixed-use development Le Quartier Central on the site of a freight station, in the Derendorf district near the city center.
Designed for about 1,500 students, the building (area - 6,000 m2) is inspired by its context - railway tracks, overpasses, staircases and pedestrian crossings. Its terraces and balconies, as if covering the volume with ribbons, create a spectacular appearance, and also - in combination with external staircases - serve as an effective escape route. Since this path is outside, the interior layout has been made more compact and convenient.
At the second floor level, a bridge connects the building with a nearby viaduct, creating a link between different levels of the city. In the interior, the main role is played by a staircase that connects all four floors, which accommodate classrooms. Separately, on the fifth, there are administrative offices and an information center for students. Around the park is laid out with an area of 8,000 m2, under which there is a two-level underground garage for 360 cars.