WINX Tower (pronounced Wings) is a high-rise office building about 110 meters (361 feet) tall and located at the border to the banking district. The building features 27 floors and 34,850 square metres of total space. WINX houses offices, restaurants and commercial premises. A transparent roof end takes some of the weight off the building. Access to the high-rise is provided via a 26 meter (85 feet) high portal building on Neue Mainzer Strasse.
WINX was developed by Deutsche Immobilien Chancen (DIC). The investment volume for the office tower was around 350 million euros. Until completion, DIC remained responsible for the entire project development, construction implementation and letting. Construction of the high-rise began in 2015 and was completed at the end of 2019. In November 2014, the WINX Tower was sold to entrepreneur Susanne Klatten. A large part of the tower is used by Union Investment.
The high-rise project received the MIPIM Award in the “Best German Project” category in Cannes on February 8, 2012. The high-rise was designed by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten.
The WINX skyscraper is part of the MainTor major project. From 2012 to 2020, several buildings, including three high-rise buildings, were constructed on the approximately 21,000 square meter site of Degussa’s former headquarters, with a mix of office, residential, catering and commercial uses.
Status November 2019: The following picture shows the newly installed light art on the WINX tower: V-shaped lighting elements illuminate the head of the Winx high-rise at night.