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Timber Port
4 good reasons for Timber Port
Timber design creates a
lasting feel-good factor
1

In the interior, the many natural wooden surfaces and the timber columns and ceiling elements ensure a modern, relaxed working environment and establish health and sustainability in the workplace as the new state of the art. And when the working day is over, the terraces on the 4th floor and rooftop are the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner together.

Timber is fit for the future as a building material. It is renewable, locks up CO₂, bears high loads and has a low self-weight. The timber hybrid construction for Timber Port uses 1,050 cubic metres of wood, which means that around 1,050 tonnes CO₂ are stored inside over the long term.
2

A place
for creativity

A few decades ago, the Medienhafen (Media Harbour) was a dreary commercial port. But today, it has grown to become a thriving urban neighbourhood populated by Düsseldorf’s creatives. Numerous companies from the media, advertising, fashion and energy sectors have settled here, and its diverse and eye-catching architecture has developed accordingly. Buildings designed by star architect Frank O. Gehry are already recognized as landmarks of the Medienhafen, and the district is becoming a popular film backdrop. Day and night, guests at the many cafés and restaurants sit outdoors watching the lively bustle as the world goes by.

Maximum
sustainability
4
The low-energy concept developed for Timber Port keeps operating costs at a minimum. Using renewable energy, it will fulfil the EU Taxonomy climate goals, the standard for climate-friendly non-residential buildings (KfNWG – EG40) and Gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).
ESG and EU Taxonomy
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Sustainable
real estate

The EU Taxonomy is a European Commission initiative that aims to fight climate change. Its defined guidelines are expected to drive the transformation towards a green economy. In future, it is likely that only ESG-compliant projects will receive financing.
Timber Port fulfils the criteria of the EU Taxonomy for environmental objective 1 and makes a “substantial contribution towards mitigating climate change”. This means that all aspects of sustainability – protecting the environment (Environmental), social justice (Social) and good governance (Governance) – have been officially confirmed. In addition, facilities have been included to enable tenants to use the building with the greatest possible degree of sustainability.
Climate friendliness
Die Timber Port Räumlichkeiten

Optimum
energy mix

The standard for climate-friendly non-residential buildings is achieved by optimizing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the lifecycle, and also by implementing measures during construction and in technical systems to improve energy efficiency and to integrate renewable energies. Timber Port therefore corresponds to the Effizienzhaus 40 Standard (EG 40).
Article 9 funds classification
Außenansicht Timber Port

Investing in a
sustainable product

Timber Port is a highly sustainable product, especially due to its timber hybrid design. The building is aiming for official classification according to Article 9 funds within the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), and is therefore ideally positioned as a sustainable investment product.
Certificates
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A quality seal for
sustainable building

Certifications are a guarantee of sustainability during construction and their strict requirements contribute to future-proofing building projects. Timber Port is aiming for a Gold certificate from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) for its resource-friendly timber hybrid construction and also for its integrative energy concept and the potential deconstruction of the building.
German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB): Pre-Certificate in Gold
Smart office
Integratives Niedrigenergiekonzept

An intelligent
building

As current studies have shown, the climate change transition will not happen without intelligent buildings. Up to 30% energy can be saved if building technology systems are adapted to how office space is actually used.
An integrative low-energy concept has been developed for Timber Port, with a combination of regenerative energy sources such as photovoltaics with district heating. In Düsseldorf, this kind of heating has a very good primary energy factor as it includes regenerative methods. The aim is to consume the smallest possible amount of energy while achieving the greatest possible degree of self-sufficiency and cost stability.
Photovoltaics

Solar-generated
electricity

The energy supplied by the sun in one year is more than 10,000 times the amount needed by everybody in the whole world. Using this sheer inexhaustible source of energy not only reduces costs for office tenants, but also makes a valuable contribution towards protecting the climate.
Formerly exclusive to space travel, nowadays converting sunlight into electrical energy is a standard feature of almost every new building. Timber Port provides some of its energy requirements using photovoltaic panels on the roof.

Facts & Figures

20
mins to the airport
1,050
m³ timber used in construction
3
metres floor-to-ceiling height
145
m² rooftop terrace with view
7
storeys
196
bicycle spaces
Rental space

A showroom
of corporate culture

Timber Port offers a total of 8,230 m² office space on seven storeys. Spacious rooms, natural wooden surfaces and a high proportion of daylight create a healthy and sustainable atmosphere for work.
The new work concept is a megatrend that is fundamentally transforming how work is approached, and offices are changing along with it. Whereas previously workplaces were merely functional, they are increasingly developing into a showroom for the respective corporate culture. In Timber Port, intelligent usage concepts and hybrid models of working are paired with the flexibility that is necessary for room design.
Overview
BASEMENT 2
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BASEMENT 1
  •  
ROOF
  • ROOF: Floor space: approx. 145 m²
7TH
  • 7TH FLOOR: Rental space: approx. 1,320 m²
6TH
  • 6TH FLOOR: Rental space: approx. 1,320 m²
5TH
  • 5TH FLOOR: Rental space: approx. 1,320 m²
4TH
  • 4TH FLOOR: Rental space: approx. 1,416 m², terrace: approx. 82 m²
3RD
  • 3RD FLOOR: Rental space: approx. 1,419 m²
2ND
  • 2ND FLOOR: Rental space: approx. 1,420 m²
1ST
  • 1ST FLOOR: Rental space: approx. 1,339 m²
GF
  • GF: Rental space: approx. 396 m²
Interested in office space?
Completion of Timber Port is scheduled for March 2027. Want to know more? Then simply arrange a meeting now to find out further information:
Thomas G. Winkler, CEO
UBM Development
Thomas G. Winkler

“Timber design, Medienhafen, lifestyle – these are the best ingredients for an extraordinary UBM project in the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia.”

Joachim Kamp, Project manager
UBM Development
Joachim Kamp,

“Our idea of combining a sustainable timber hybrid tower with a high level of flexibility and maximum tenant comfort has been superbly implemented by the planners.”

Helmut Oberholz, Managing partner
SOP Architekten
Helmut Oberholz,

“Building timber hybrid constructions makes sense both economically and ecologically as a response to the challenges of our times. Timber Port in Düsseldorf’s Medienhafen is an impressive example of what an ultra-modern office building with this kind of design can achieve both architecturally and functionally.”

Konrad Merz, Structural engineer
merz kley partner
Konrad Merz,

“It was important to us to propose a construction where most of the supporting structure can be seen and experienced, and not hidden by large suspended ceilings.”

Hard Facts

Office space
  • Total office space
    aprox. 10,000 sqm
  • Storeys
    7 upper floors, GF, 2 basements (underground car park), rooftop terrace
  • Office units
    max. 28
  • Rental units per standard floor
    1 – 4
  • Fit-out grid
    1.35 m
  • Floor-to-ceiling height
    3 m
Features
  • Floor construction
    Raised access cavity flooring
  • Wooden surfaces
    Varnished, natural (columns, girders, dividing walls)
  • Type of wood
    Spruce, fir, beech
  • Sunshades
    External, electric, weather-sensitive
  • Heating/cooling
    Ceiling heating and cooling
  • Ventilation
    Central mechanical supply and exhaust system
  • Manual ventilation
    Ventilation louvres on each facade axis in the south and east facade
  • Entrances in tenanted areas
    Framed glass doors
Tenant usage
  • Foyer
    Prestigious lobby on ground floor
  • Outdoor area
    Covered entrance area, with café/restaurant seating
  • Terraces
    1 terrace on 4th floor, 1 rooftop terrace
  • Showers
    Showers and changing rooms on ground floor
  • Lifts/elevators
    3
  • Access control system
    Contactless
Mobility
  • Car parking spaces
    68
  • Sharing programme
    Public e-bike facilities
  • E-mobility
    Pre-equipped e-charging facilities for cars and bicycles
  • Bicycle spaces
    196
  • Public transport
    Tram stop directly opposite

Architecture

Location

Fashionable
harbour location

Architectural highlights such as the famous Gehry buildings have become a popular theme in photos of the neighbourhood. It is therefore unsurprising that hundreds of companies – both national and global – have settled here to enjoy the creative flair.
From dreary commercial site to fashionable lifestyle district – the rapid transformation experienced by Düsseldorf’s Medienhafen is second to none in this state capital.
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There is a tram stop directly opposite Timber Port, and suburban trains are within walking distance. In the direct vicinity, the necessary urban infrastructure is available together with several food and drink hotspots and fitness facilities for exercise after work. The evening can be brought to a relaxing end in one of the rooftop bars or with a stroll along the harbour promenade.
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Timber Port offers an ideal business location with excellent transport connections. The motorways A57 and A46 are reached in only a few minutes. The airport is a 20-minute drive away, and the central railway station is a 15-minute drive.
To the Old Town:
25 MINS (public transport)
To the central station:
15 MINS (public transport)
To the airport:
20 MINS (car)
To the motorway circular:
5 MINS

Guide to the district

 
UBM Development
A selection of our projects in Germany, Austria & Czechia
Timber Pioneer
Frankfurt’s first timber hybrid office building.
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Frankfurt
Timber Factory
Munich’s first commercial campus in timber hybrid design.
  • Asset class:
  • Light industrial & Office
  • Location:
  • Munich
LeopoldQuartier
Europe’s first urban quarter built with timber.
  • Asset class:
  • Office, residential
  • Location:
  • Vienna
Timber Praha
Czechia’s first sustainable timber apartment building.
  • Asset class:
  • Residential
  • Location:
  • Prague
Timber Peak
The first timber hybrid high-rise in Mainz.
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Mainz
UBM DEVELOPMENT
A selection of our projects in Germany, Austria & Czechia
Timber Pioneer
Frankfurt’s first timber hybrid office building.
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Frankfurt
Timber Factory
Munich’s first commercial campus in timber hybrid design.
  • Asset class:
  • Light industrial & Office
  • Location:
  • Munich
LeopoldQuartier
Europe’s first urban quarter built with timber.
  • Asset class:
  • Office, residential
  • Location:
  • Vienna
Timber Praha
Czechia’s first sustainable timber apartment building.
  • Asset class:
  • Residential
  • Location:
  • Prague
Timber Peak
The first timber hybrid high-rise in Mainz.
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Mainz

Contact

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for yourself!
UBM Development is one of Europe’s leading developers of timber construction projects. The strategic focus is on green and smart building in major cities such as Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt and Prague. The EcoVadis Platinum rating and Prime Status by ISS ESG confirm the consistent focus on sustainability. With 150 years of experience, UBM offers all development services from a single source, from planning to marketing. The company’s shares are listed on the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, the segment with the highest transparency requirements.

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