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Sparda Bank Tower Frnakfurt, Germany - Sparda Bank Hessen eG - Atlantic Hotel Frankfurt

Sparda Bank Tower is a new high-rise building that will be built in the European District of Frankfurt by 2025. Construction is scheduled to start in 2022. The building was designed by the architects cyrus moser. The property is owned by Sparda Bank Hessen eG, which acquired the building from the project developer Zech. Sparda Bank will also be one of the main tenants.

In addition to the office space, the high-rise tower will primarily contain hotel space from the ATLANTIC Hotel Group. The hotel will be housed in the lower part (between the 5th floor and 18th floor). Below the hotel the conference areas and rooms for catering will be constructed. The technical floor (19th floor) separates the hotel from the office space above it. Between the 20th floor and the 25th floor, open-plan offices are being built, which are to be used by Messe Frankfurt. Between the 26th floor and the 32nd floor freely rentable offices will be created. The two top floors in the tower head will contain building technology. The official height of the new skyscraper is exactly 123.10 meters up to the top of the roof (117.10 meters plus 6 meters of technical construction – see building section). Status of this information: End of 2020. Note: When you count floors in Germany, the ground is floor #0 and not #1.

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Sparda Ban Hessen - new Frankfurt premises - Atlantic Hotel Tower - new Messe skyscraper - interior rendering

Messe Entrance South

Originally, only the south entrance to the trade fair area was planned at the intended location without featuring a tower. But a short time later, the current skyscraper came into play. The south entrance will now be integrated into the proposed high-rise complex according to current plans. The low-rise building has four or five storeys (plus one overhead technical storey) and is used by Messe Frankfurt. The following plan sections are as of October 2019.

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New Messe Entrance Frankfurt - Sparda Tower interior
New Messe Frankfurt entrance South - visualization
New Sparda Bank skyscraper - interior rendering

History

In 2014, an architectural competition for a high-rise building at the Messe Entrance South (“Hochhaus am Messeingang Süd”) was launched at the southern measuring exhibition. The winning design was from cyrus moser: “The winning design is a striking sign and provides an innovative answer to the question of how new buildings with different uses can function,” said the jury. “All the works show which convincing responses architecture can address from today’s challenging questions,” said Mayor Olaf Cunitz, structural deputy and expert judge of the jury. “The project’s high standards in terms of functionality, sustainability and architecture make this project an enrichment of Frankfurt building culture.”

Messe Frankfurt had launched the planning contest in autumn 2013. The task was to develop ideas for a new “South”, as well as an office and hotel building with at least 35,000 square meters of gross floor space. Five German and one Danish architects participated in the competition. “We are very happy that we were able to convince the jury with our design,” says Andreas Moser, CEO of cyrus moser, after completing the competition. “We are convinced that we have found a solution that fits both the cityscape and the architecture as a whole in the entire architectural landscape of Messe Frankfurt. The south entrance to the trade fair area (“Messeeingang Süd”) was originally to be built by the end of 2018 as another unique feature of the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. The construction was delayed several times.

Planning and Construction

Frankfurt European District rendering featuring Sparda Bank Tower

Status May 2021: Two anchor tenants of the new high-rise have been announced: Sparda-Bank Hessen and Atlantic Hotels. The architectural office cyrus moser also received the commissioning according to LPH 5 (implementation planning) from the client. The building application has been submitted. The law firm Noerr provided legal support for Sparda Bank Hessen eG when purchasing the property.

Status July 2020: As cyrus moser reports, the planning application for the new soutern entrance of Messe Frankfurt will be submitted in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Status October 2019: Some newspapers learned on the Expo Real fair what has been known to insiders for about a year: the Gustav Zech Foundation (Gustav-Zech-Stiftung) is the investor behind the new Messe high-rise.

Status August 2019: Originally a separate hotel tower hotel was planned, but will not be realized. Instead, the hotel will be integrated into the cubature of the main building. It is expected that the project will be contracted in the coming weeks. The precise plans could then be deepened in 2020.

Status June 2017: According to Messe Frankfurt, the project is still being pursued, but with the involvement of another project developer. This is currently being discussed with a project development company.

The original design envisioned a high-rise building. The hotel was at that time housed in a smaller building part of the complex. The following preliminary draft will not be realized in this way.

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