At the western tip of the Mercator Quarter in the city center, opposite the town hall and Salvatorkirche, is one of Duisburg's most attractive building plots. Also known as the Poststraßenquartier, this premier urban development plot in the heart of the city will be developed with a hotel and an office building.
The Mercator Quarter is named after the famous cartographer and globe maker Gerhard Mercator, who lived in Duisburg in the 16th century and is considered the most famous citizens in the city's history.
As a perimeter block development along Gutenbergstrasse and Oberstrasse, the quarter will develop a metropolitan habitus and at the same time allow for the integration of the neighboring residential quarters. In the future, visitors will be able to orient themselves along the small row of stores on the first floor on Gutenbergstrasse or through the inner courtyard of the building in the direction of the town hall. In doing so, they will reach the Mercatorhaus on the northwest side, Gerhard Mercator's former home, which a Duisburg citizens' cooperative is building as a historic reconstruction. Through the gate next to the Ott-Vogel-Haus, which is to be built in a historical style and named after the city's former mayor, who also lived in Duisburg in the 16th century, they reach Oberstraße again with a view of the inner harbor.
The property with four full floors and one stacked floor accommodates 218 hotel rooms, including three large panorama suites on the top floor with a view to the west.
Hotel guests and office users will benefit from the excellent connections to Duisburg's city center and inner harbor as well as the short distances to transport infrastructure such as the main train station, various highways, and Düsseldorf Airport, which can be reached in about fifteen minutes.
For the realization, the company has partnered with Frankfurt-based GBI AG, a subsidiary of the Moses Mendelssohn Foundation in Erlangen specializing in the development of hotel projects.