To maintain a former factory building and at the same time create comfortable spaces for residential, working and commercial space: that was the goal of the conversion in Cologne’s Clouth district. However, due to its great depth Halle 17 presented enormous difficulties in terms of light and usage.

The complex was radically broken down into individual parts. Thus, one can experience its historical structure without having to forgo evenly spread lighting. The resulting aisles create direct connections to the surrounding area and bring life to the square in front.