At Mainz customs port, the shell construction of the residential building DOXX is approaching its final stages. In 2015, schneider+schumacher, working together with bb22, won an international architectural competition for the development of the harbour quayside. Two years later, the breaking ground ceremony took place for this double-X shaped structure, which is being built by the Cologne-based real estate developer Pandion AG. Some 20 schneider+schumacher staff visited the construction site at the beginning of March, before restrictions on public life came into effect in Germany.
The site is surrounded by water on three sides and the extraordinary building structure is already looking very impressive. The permeable plinth zone with its many exposed concrete walls, designed to house both gastronomy and commercial uses, is already clearly visible. Once the shell of the building has been completed, work on the windows and the shining gold façade of this striking landmark will start.