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Cologne City Hall was also constructed in conjunction with Cologne Arena. The City Hall accommodates 3,500 employees of the City of Cologne. The tall, longitudinal bar of the city hall’s complex marks the urban planning conclusion to the city district of Cologne Deutz, which is located towards the north, while the intersecting bar that projects southwards creates a reference point – at the same height – to buildings that are otherwise standard structures in this district.
The open, bar-like structure means that the offices have an unrestricted view across the park towards the front, while a network of stairwell towers and bridges realigns the built-up areas into an urban block. Situated on a slope, the structure opens out in the shape of a triptych towards the valley and city that is located directly opposite on a slight incline. The cathedral is visible from afar and its distinctive form creates a fixed reference point on Hohenstein’s skyline.