When Aachen’s main post office moved to new premises, the historic Kapuzinerkarree in the historic city centre became available for revitalisation. The mixed-use retail, leisure and a multiplex cinema has given rise to a lively and well frequented neighbourhood. A glazed central circulation spine is the communicative heart of the centre and gives access to all three floors. Exposed concrete and glass are the dominant façade materials. Five of the nine movie theatres are accesible from the street level, while the stair leads to the upper café, gallery and more theatres.