Designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, a new office building and an extension are to be constructed in the immediate vicinity of the main railway station and the Marschiertor in Aachen. The buidling will house parts of the Aachen city administration. The architects were able to win against 19 competitors from all over Europe in a two-stage EU-wide competition. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2020, and the building is to be completed in 2023. The new main entrance will be situated on the side of the train station and will provide access to the six-storey building, which is divided into a two-storey pedestal and four storeys above it and will become a new landmark with its discreet horizontal layering and vertical facade structure.