ACME won the international competition for the Dusseldorf Flingern masterplan in 2021. The site has now been split into two parts, with Swiss Life acquiring the 73,200 sqm main site to realize the visionary, forward-looking long term masterplan. Swiss Life will be working with ACME to create a diversified urban district combining living and working space with gastronomy, retail and local recreational facilities. 1,500 units will provide new housing for the local population.
The first part of the site, the existing METRO AG and METRO Deutschland headquarters, will be developed by Metro into an office campus centered around food excellence. This first phase of the masterplan has now received METRO board approval to commence to Planning Application. New Public spaces will be completed in 2025, opening out into the wider Flingern Campus, thus creating the stepping stones for the second part of the masterplan, which Swiss Life will bring to site from 2027 onwards.