Revitalization of the Bienenkorbhaus

The Bienenkorbhaus at Konstablerwache and Frankfurt’s Zeil, which has been a listed building since 2014, is being extensively modernized and refurbished by the Stuttgart-based construction company Züblin on behalf of RFR Holding GmbH. The Frankfurt-based company FF-Projekt GmbH is responsible for project management.

The building was designed in 1954 by Professor Johannes Krahn of the Städelschule and is striking for its timeless and classic design. The building complex, consisting of the 12-story, 43-meter-high high-rise and a six-story annex on the Zeil, houses a total of 7,000 square meters of office space and 3,500 square meters of retail space. From the ninth floor, one can see the European Central Bank on the one hand and the city skyline on the other.


Visualization of the finished Bienenkorbhaus


The Bienenkorbhaus on a postcard from 1959

The exterior and interior of the Bienenkorbhaus have been undergoing gradual renovation since 2021. Construction work is scheduled to be completed by 2023. The construction work includes the following measures, among others:

  • Gutting/deconstruction of the entire building
  • Renewal of the building services
  • Creation of office space based on the latest standards
  • Renovation of the entire facade
  • Redesign of the entrance area

The new rental areas are to be individually subdivided and completely barrier-free. Ceiling sails and a heat recovery system will also be installed. Overall, the high-rise is to be repositioned as an eye-catcher at the central point of the city center and thus meet modern working requirements.

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