The Austrian project developer CA Immo today laid the foundation stone for the ONE skyscraper project near the MesseTurm. Together with representatives of the City of Frankfurt, the hotel lessee NH Hotel Group, the architects Meurer Generalplaner and the shell manufacturer Hochtief Building, the foundation stone was laid for the office and hotel tower ONE. The 190-meter-high skyscraper is being built on the interface between the Banking District and the trade fair grounds. ONE is expected to be finished by the end of 2021. CA Immo‘s investment is around EUR 330 million.
City Council Jan Schneider, as head of department responsible for construction and real estate, said in his speech: “ONE will enrich the Frankfurt skyline not only with 190 m of impressive architecture, but also with many new jobs. He is thus strengthening the booming European Quarter, which has become one of the most important urban development developments in Germany within just one decade. ”
Michael J. Morgan, Managing Director of CA Immo Deutschland GmbH and Head of Business Operations, thanked the project team for the successful development and construction process so far, and commented on the expectations of the real estate market: “The ONE‘s innovative usage concept hits the nerve of the times. In addition to the central and urban location, our customers expect a building that can react extremely flexibly to their requirements – both in terms of space and in terms of additional service offerings. ”
Even before construction began, CA Immo had signed a contract with the NH Hotel Group for a hotel of the lifestyle brand nhow which is currently not present in the city. The future four-star superior hotel occupies the lower 14 floors of the ONE and will have 375 rooms. The highlight for both hotel guests and office users is the Skybar on the top floor, also operated by the nhow. The publicly accessible bar is unique in Frankfurt and offers a 360 degree panoramic view of Frankfurt and the Taunus. In addition, the hotel offers a 1,000 square meters convention center, as well as restaurant, bar, café and fitness areas, which are also available to the office tenants.
Through the interlocking of different private and public uses, as well as through the lobby shared by hotel and office, the urbanity and the life of the city is drawn into the building and continued. The usage concept responds to the increasing demands of office tenants. This applies in particular to the flexibility of leased space but also to rental agreements and the ever increasing demand for informal meeting and communication locations and services. The concept for the ONE also provides for the provision of a co-working area, which can also be used by the tenants of the building.
Designed by the Frankfurt architect Meurer Generalplaner, ONE has 49 storeys and a gross floor area of around 85,000 square meters. The construction management for the ONE lies with the CA Immo subsidiary omniCon, which in this function is responsible for the entire project management as well as the allocation and management of all trades. For the shell construction, the Hochtief Building was contracted with its Frankfurt branch.
At the beginning of 2018, ONE was the first high-rise in Germany to receive a WiredScore certification in Platinum. Thus, the ONE is certified to the highest standards in terms of connectivity, digital infrastructure and future security. WiredScore is a PropTech company and certifies digital infrastructure for commercial real estate. In terms of sustainability, the project developer is planning a DGNB building certification at least in gold standard for ONE.