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History of the Building

This prestigious building at Schadowplatz 14 (original address: Schadowplatz 12) was constructed between 1896 and 1897 by the renowned architect's office Kayser & von Großheim together with Düsseldorf architect Max Wöhler.

The building was originally the location for the Niederrheinische Bank and contained offices on the ground floor as well as apartments for the bank executives on the first and second floors. Later it housed the private bank of Schliep & Co for many years, until 2001, when the Garantibank International moved in.

The monumental sandstone facade is characterised by its historicist style with a touch of Renaissance design. This well-known building has been a protected historic monument since 1982. In the year 2011, the building was acquired by the van Meeteren Foundation and extensively renovated for its new usage as an information and event centre.


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