Paulus Immobilien from Grünwald (Bavaria) wants to build an office and commercial high-rise building in Frankfurt’s Europaviertel, according to the publication in July 2017. The company has acquired a 6,800-square-meter site at Europa-Allee, on the corner of Pariser Straße. The seller is Aurelis Real Estate. On the site directly opposite the Praedium high-rise are a 60-meter-tall building and another seven-storey building with a total of around 40,000 square meters of gross floor space between them.
The developer has just launched an architectural contest to find office, hotel, catering and retail use for the project. Six different architectural firms were asked to draw up designs for a closed invitation to tender. Gewinner vom Architekturwettbewerb wurde das Berliner Büro Eike Becker Architekten.
The area is so far known under the project name ‘Baufeld 43’ and was, until 2016, the location of a Minigolf course operated by Aurelis. The planned building will flank the eastern side of the Europagarten together with the residential high-rise Praedium.
Status March 27, 2018: The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper (FAZ) intends to accommodate up to 1,000 employees in the office tower presented here. Only a few hundred meters from their current headquarters in the Hellerhofstrasse, the new location of the German national daily newspaper will be headquartered. The FAZ was previously searching for alternatives because of the outdated and oversized premises at the Hellerhofstrasse. The high energy costs and a need for renovation in the amount of 60 to 80 million euros forced the plans. The planned office tower on the construction site 43 is expected to be ready in early 2021, according to a FAZ press release.