The current building structures of the Essen-based media group consist of a series of building complexes of various construction methods and quality. An office structure that has been used for many decades and leaves little room for communication, openness, flexibility, and spatial changes is no longer in keeping with the times and the creative work of the company’s employee. WAZ Media Group has therefore decided to relocate its current location at Friedrichstrasse in Essen. […] With the help of an architectural competition, WAZ Media Group is looking for new building concepts that […] enable an individual working environment with most economical operation. (Excerpt from the competition brief)