The Rotermann quarter is a former industrial area near the passenger port. R6 consists of a new commercial building and an old bread factory. The building stands at the entrance to the Rotermann quarter when entering from the city centre. In its essence, R6 conveys the historical feel of the quarter, with the new parts of the building in tune with the volumes and forms of the industrial architecture, while the narrow streets below are reminiscent of the Old Town.
The part of the building suspended above the entrance creates an impression of balance and lightness, the glass facade is articulated with a honeycomb structure. Since the building is located on the former seabed, it was a challenge for the engineers to build two underground floors next to the existing buildings. The restored limestone walls of the old part of the building create the foundation for the structure of the building’s form and function.
There are businesses and restaurants on the ground floor, and office spaces on the floors above. Some offices have a balcony or outdoor terrace, and there is a rooftop terrace for shared use.