CG Gruppe AG from Berlin, which meanwhile belongs to Consus Real Estate AG, plans to invest some 300 million euros on the site between Berliner Strasse, A 661 freeway, Strahlenbergerstrasse, and Goethering in Offenbach’s Kaiserlei area. Two former office buildings of Siemens with 19 and 23 floors will be converted to a residential towers and additional residential buildings will be constructed around them. The architecture of Vitopia Campus comes from Eike Becker Architekten.
The two residential buildings are connected via a two-story pedestal. 569 high-quality apartments are to be built. CG Gruppe wants to develop the buildings as “vertical villages”. The aim of this business area is to rehabilitate and re-use office buildings and commercial space in the centre of large cities. Offices will function as “co-working spaces”, and a marketplace with restaurants and cafes, retail and fitness facilities are to be added.
Because of construction delays, the initial completion for 2021 could not be implemented. Instead, the completion is now expected for 2024.
Planning and Construction
Status May 2021: According to an article of the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau, the construction work on Vitopia Campus has been resumed.
Status December 2020: The Hessenschau TV show reports (in German) on the nebulous change of ownership of the Vitopia Campus in the offshore paradise of Guernsey. According to a spokesman, the future ownership of the Bayerische Versorgungskammer (lit. Bavarian Supply Chamber) will not be affected by these developments.
Status October 2020: According to the Offenbach Post newspaper, the Nassauische Heimstätte (NHW) is withdrawing from the Vitopia Campus project – due to unfulfilled obligations from the construction progress. At the end of 2018, Nassauische Heimstätte signed a publicly effective purchase agreement for the turnkey acquisition of 205 apartments in the Vitopia Campus project with CG Gruppe.
Status June 2020: 360 degree panoramic images of the New Frankfurt Towers are now available. These aerial photographs were taken with a drone. You can see the construction work on the structure of the new residential towers in the Kaiserlei district of Offenbach.
Status June 2017: Construction work has just begun.