The winner of an architectural competition from project developer, Gross & Partner for the new design of the former Deutsche Bank area has been declared: the architectural office UNStudio from Amsterdam unanimously won the award. The second and third prizes went to the architectural offices Dudler/Jahn and MSW/Snohetta respectively. The design by Christoph Mäckler/CoopHimmelblau also received special recognition.
The challenge in this design was to create a mixed-use, urban city quarter, consisting of four high-rise buildings and a multi-storey connecting pedestal building, covering retail, restaurants, hotels and housing. The project will also include 8,000 square meters of floor space according to the funding programs of the city of Frankfurt and the state of Hesse.
With this project, the Frankfurt skyline will be extended and redefined by four high-rise buildings. The tallest of the towers will reach a height of 228 meters. For those who would like to see the contributions of all architects, from March 4, 2017 to March 18, 2017 they will be exhibited at Junghofstrasse 11 on the former Deutsche Bank premises.
Photo credits: (c) UNStudio