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Sustainable Development in optima forma

Delta Development Germany is making Dortmund a little greener. Directly opposite the Westphalia Hall, a remarkable new building will be created, one that is fully optimized in accordance with the Cradle to Cradle principle. This green office with its unique character and innovative façade is a great example of how to develop a special place based on Human Centered Design, one in which easy connection and meeting places go hand in hand.


Sustainability for Dortmund

The multifunctional office building has a large underground garage, a restaurant and a spacious atrium at its heart bringing in lots of natural light. At face value it would seem there is nothing new at this office but behind the façade there are numerous innovations to be discovered.


A green statement

The building forms a green oasis in a city-center dominated by concrete and asphalt and is a remarkable tribute to Cradle to Cradle design.  For example, the greenery on the outside of this building designed by architects Mc Donough + Partners, acts as a filter for the Co2 emissions of traffic driving by.


Sustainable development

With all their experience in the field of Cradle to Cradle, Human Centered Design and Design for Disassembly, Delta Development Germany are able to show here how the application of these principles work in a building. In Germany, sustainable development has evolved from trend to investment in sustainable returns for investors, as well as for tenants and employees whom due to a green environment, high quality materials and building aesthetics are able to perform in optimum fashion.





William McDonough+ Partners; IAA Architecten, Con-tura Architecten + Ingenieure


Kondor Wessels West GmbH


15.100 m² lettable floor area; 22.300 m² BGF



Pilot project certificate Circulair Building


Rheinlanddamm, Dortmund



  • ICON Dortmund - Atrium
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  • ICON Dortmund - Cradle to Cradle
  • ICON Dortmund - Cradle to Cradle
  • ICON Dortmund - Cradle to Cradle
  • ICON Dortmund - Cradle to Cradle
  • ICON Dortmund - Delta Development Group
  • Atrium von ICON Dortmund
  • ICON Dortmund - Cradle to Cradle optimiert
  • ICON Dortmund - Cradle to Cradle optimiert

Greenhouse on the roof

  1. The ambition is to place a greenhouse on the roof which filters the outside air and delivers fresh improved air to the interior. Plants are to be used as bio-filters and the heat from the greenhouse will be used as a solar thermal air heater.

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