The building type of the department store has a long tradition. As early as the late 19th century, technical innovations made it possible to replace the closed facade with large glass surfaces, thus opening it up to the outside.
A transformation of this curtain wall and the opening of the building play a special role in this project: the stern quadratic grid of the facade is dissolved by tilting the eight large windows in different angles and directions. The reflections of the surrounding historic city center are mirrored in the large windows.
‘For passers-by, looking into the store windows becomes a view of the heavens.’