In the midst of the historic Phoenix West site, where steel was still being produced up until a few years ago, a pioneering new office ensemble has been built directly between the Phoenix hall and the blast furnace.

The aim was to blend the two main buildings naturally into the historic surroundings while simultaneously creating a prestigious working environment for their users – including the planning architectural office, SHA. Sustainable construction, state-of-the-art technology and high-quality materials were all essential components of the concept.


Dortmund, Germany

Building type:

SHA Scheffler Helbich Architekten GmbH

Door manufacturer:
Heroal, Neuform Türenwerk Hans Glock GmbH & Co. KG


ECO was involved in the planning at a very early stage and was able to successfully support the design of the windows and doors. Optical accents were set by the Komé design fitting in stainless steel with highlights in matt black. The door closers were colour-matched to the black façade design and thus inconspicuously integrated into the tubular frame doors. In terms of the access control requirements, these were fulfilled in close coordination with the architects, building owner and electricians. The access doors are now released via a chip, which can be programmed itself or also blocked via a central administration point.

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