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Coordinates: 51°13′40″N 6°46′56″E / 51.22778°N 6.78222°E / 51.22778; 6.78222

Thyssen Krupp Hochhaus in Düsseldorf (vom Gründgens-Platz aus).jpg
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location Düsseldorf, Germany
Construction started 1957
Completed 1960
Owner Momeni Projektentwicklung GmbH
Roof 95 m (312 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 25
Floor area 33,700 m2 (362,700 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Hentrich, Petschnigg & Partner (Helmut Hentrich, Hubert Petschnigg)

The Dreischeibenhaus (also known as the Dreischeibenhochhaus) is a 95-metre office building in August-Thyssen-Straße in the Hofgarten district of the Düsseldorf city centre. It was also known as the Thyssenhaus or Thyssen-Hochhaus owing to its former use as the headquarters of the Thyssen and ThyssenKrupp groups. It is among the most significant examples of post-war modernist International style and a symbol of the so-called Wirtschaftswunder, or 'economic miracle' of post-war Germany, and contrasts with the neighbouring Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus on Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz. Dreischeibenhaus, The "Three Plates Building" (a rough translation of its name in German), was one of the first skyscrapers to be completed in Germany after WW2.[1]

After a complete renovation under the direction of Düsseldorf HPP Architects, the skyscraper offers 35,000 m² of gross floor area.[2]


  1. ^ "Mi Modern Architecture". 
  2. ^ "Dreischeibenhaus". Momeni Projektentwicklung. 


Further reading[edit]

  • Heike Werner: Architektur und Geschichte in Deutschland. München 2006, ISBN 3-9809471-1-4.
  • Roland Kanz: Architekturführer Düsseldorf. Berlin 2001, ISBN 3-496-01232-3.
  • Falk Jaeger: Bauen in Deutschland. Stuttgart 1985, ISBN 3-7757-0182-6.
  • Paul Ernst Wentz: Architekturführer Düsseldorf. Droste Verlag, Düsseldorf 1975, Objektnr. 13, ISBN 3-7700-0408-6.

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