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Redevelopment of the Site at Hauptwache 1

Where the former sports arena eked out its existence as an outlet for designer goods just a few years ago, SIGNA Real Estate is developing a new commercial building starting at the end of this year. The façade will be eye-catching and will enhance the busy area around the Hauptwache, not far from the banking district, with its extravagant appearance. The concept and design of the building was created by the Cologne-based architectural firm Caspar.

In contrast to the predecessor, the plans envisage mixed use. Retail and restaurant space is planned for the lower level of the building, while the basement will house an underground garage with parking for cars and bicycles. The building will also offer office space over four floors. A landscaped roof terrace will provide views of the Frankfurt Skyline.

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View of the building and adjacent Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz

SIGNA expects that not only the Hauptwache, but also Friedrich-Stoltze-Platz will benefit from the diverse offerings of the building, which will revitalize the surrounding area. In addition, the building is to be deliberately shaped in such a way that it provides a view of St. Catherine’s Church and the square by means of rounded corners.

Another important point is the sustainability of the building. According to the project developer, both an appropriate concept and a photovoltaic system on the roof and district heating will ensure that sustainability requirements are met.

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Overview of the building (center) in the urban space

The existing building is expected to be demolished at the end of 2022. The commercial building is then scheduled for completion at the end of 2024.

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