P&C Department Store

P&C Department Store

The building, housed in the Peek & Cloppenburg store, is located in the city center. It is located along the Schildergasse, the main shopping street in the city, with a flow of 13,000 passers per day. The greatest constraint was the presence of the church of St. Antoniter, which led to the design of a building of predominantly horizontal development and very similar to a greenhouse. The area that opens in front of the entrance and looks at the church makes it a real square: a stopover for tourists and shopping mall customers. The structure of the building is made up of curved arc-shaped "bandages" connected by a steel structure at a height of almost 28m, which takes shape from the study of load distribution and material expansion.

Project data


1999 - 2002


2003 - 2005

Site area

4400 m2

Total floor area

23000 m2

Commercial area

14400 m2

Glass facade

4900 m2, 6800 panels

Natural stone facade

4400 m2

Wooden arches on facade

66, over 30 meters high


34 m max


6 + 1 basament



Peek & Cloppenburg


Renzo Piano Building Workshop


Knippers & Helbig (structure), Büro Mosbacher (façace), A.Walz (geometry studies)

General contractor

Hochtief Construction