KÖ-BOGEN INSIGHT

MOOSE KNUCKLES

POP UP
AT KÖ-BOGEN

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, 9. AUGUST 2020

Since 1921 the fam­ily of Moose Knuckles has been pro­tect­ing Cana­dians from the cold — a relent­less task from which the Moose Knuckles Canada brand was born in 2009. Today, Moose Knuckles hon­ors its her­it­age and drives the “Spir­it of the Moose” into innov­at­ive coats and jack­ets of unpar­alleled style and warmth.

Born from the cold, made for the city!
Moose Knuckles is a fam­ily, a tribe, a pack, and we wear it on our sleeves. Wheth­er it’s a wild night or the wild coun­try, we have it all! Wel­come to Canada… Wel­come to Moose Knuckles.
Open­ing Hours: Mon-Sat 11.00 — 20.00

Shop­ping Düs­sel­dorf Style

Cat­walk
Kö-Bogen

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, AUGUST 9, 2020

I am stand­ing on the fore­court of the Kö-Bogen in the most beau­ti­ful sunny weath­er. I look towards the hori­zon and lose myself in the reflec­tions of the impress­ive Daniel Libe­s­kind build­ing. Before I com­pletely get car­ried away by my thoughts, a loud laughter awakens me from my archi­tec­tur­al dreams.

Three illus­tri­ous ladies have met under the impos­ing para­sols for a glass of French spark­ling wine. The trio is per­fectly styled. Even though their hand­bags have been placed on the table, I can tell which cre­ation belongs to which lady. Everything is just right in terms of col­or, shape and style. This is prob­ably their aper­itif for the day –“shop­ping Düs­sel­dorf style”. I also treat myself with a glass of cham­pagne, enjoy the col­or­ful hustle and bustle at the bar and stroll on towards the Hofgarten. Espe­cially from here the build­ing of the star archi­tect looks iconic.

As soon as the weath­er per­mits, tour­ists and loc­als alike enjoy culin­ary delights and an Aper­ol Spritz at the top Itali­an res­taur­ant and bar Poc­cino. Today I’m in the mood to pamper myself and cel­eb­rate the sun­shine with an ice cream from Man­zoni Gelato – with fresh and sweet straw­ber­ries as top­ping. I take a seat on the steps with a per­fect view on the Hofgarten. The Steigen­ber­ger Park-Hotel, vis-à-vis to the Kö-Bogen, appears in grace­ful grandeur. It is excep­tion­al here, that much is certain.

In addi­tion to the culin­ary delights, count­less shop­ping oppor­tun­it­ies, ran­ging from high-end fash­ion at Bre­uninger and Co., to lux­ury chro­no­met­ers at Rüschen­beck or the latest tech­no­logy gad­gets at Apple, invite you to let your cred­it card glow. No mat­ter wheth­er you travel by train, on foot, by bicycle or care­free by car to the premi­um under­ground car park, many roads lead to the Kö-Bogen and give you the feel­ing of hav­ing spent a few hours on vacation

LIFE ON THE ROOF

KESTREL-
HOTEL PLUS
BUZZ BUZZ

POS­TED BY ALEX IWAN, AUGUST 9, 2020

The Kö-Bogen provides spaces that are com­pletely remote and almost inac­cess­ible — just not for insects and birds! I love being on the roof of the Kö-Bogen with a fant­ast­ic view on Düs­sel­dorf. But the best thing is: There is a lot going on here, because a small nature reserve has been cre­ated up there too. A real green building!

Five cus­tom-made insect hotels have been built espe­cially for the Kö-Bogen, equipped with appro­pri­ate nest­ing mater­i­als. The small stain­less steel houses offer a new home to wild bees and oth­er insects above the court­yard garden. Spe­cies pro­tec­tion in the city cen­ter! In addi­tion, 24 nest­ing boxes for bird spe­cies such as the great tit, the house spar­row, the tree spar­row, and above all swifts belong to Kö-Bogen’s nature con­ser­va­tion pro­ject, which by the way was awar­ded the title of Green Building.

How­ever, nest­ing places were not only cre­ated for song­birds and insects. In con­sulta­tion with the NABU experts sep­ar­ate boxes for bats were installed; they serve as day­time quar­ters for the pro­tec­ted anim­als in the middle of the city. Nest­ing boxes, at a height of 26 meters should invite majest­ic kestrels to settle over Düsseldorf’s rooftops. The extens­ive green­ing of the roof area is an import­ant con­tri­bu­tion of the real estate industry for sus­tain­able build­ing in the 21st century.

“Sus­tain­ab­il­ity and envir­on­ment­al pro­tec­tion are major glob­al issues to which every indi­vidu­al can make a con­tri­bu­tion with small meas­ures. Due to its green loc­a­tion, we as respons­ible oper­at­ors abso­lutely want Kö-Bogen to play an act­ive role in nature con­ser­va­tion”, Marco Koch, Man­ager Tech­no­logy Kö-Bogen. This pion­eer­ing ini­ti­at­ive for green, nat­ur­al roofs was developed in close cooper­a­tion with NABU Düsseldorf.