Large-scale purchase and office buildings from the early 20th century characterize the traditional Spitalerstraße. At its central western entrance form Mönckeberghaus, Seeburg and Barkhof together with the former People's reading room and the Fritz Schumacher Mönckebergbrunnen an outstanding ensemble of late historicism. Insert the new building in this environment while at the same time confidently add the ensemble a recognizable new block is the objective of the draft. The genius loci following applies the facade design his themes from the immediate context and developed it consistently in typological, conceptual and technological terms further. Scale, stone filigree materiality, vertical structure and tectonic structure special attention. In addition, the need for a change in a modern department store and passages type with significance, transparency and economic and ecological efficiency with a high degree of openness and large proportion of variable façade openings are given.