What Is Social Housing and How Is It Funded?

In Germany, social housing is the state-subsidized construction of apartments, especially for social groups who cannot meet their housing needs on the free housing market. In addition to the personal requirements that tenants must prove with the housing entitlement certificate, there is a maximum rent (“cost rent”), as regulated in the German Housing Binding Act

What Is the Building Land Decision?

On May 7, 2020, the city council set out the building land decision (in German: "Baulandbeschluss") for Frankfurt city developments. With it the City of Frankfurt is setting a framework for the development of future residential building land. As a result of the building land decision, uniform and transparent requirements for the development of residential

Gateway Gardens

Gateway Gardens is a development area in the south of the city and borders directly Frankfurt Airport. The commercial district is currently constructed by 2021 on the site of the former US military settlement of Gateway Gardens, which was cleared in 2005. Gateway Gardens is not a city district of its own, but officially belongs

Senckenberg-Turm

A 106 meters (348 feet) high office tower called Senckenberg-Turm (lit. "Senckenberg Tower") is currently constructed on the site of the former AfE Tower on the Senckenberganlage. For this, the project developer Gross & Partner had issued an architectural competition from which a winner was chosen at the end of September 2017. The winner of

High-Rise Master Plan 2008

With the 2008 high-rise master plan, the City of Frankfurt wanted to express its political opinion on how and where high-rise buildings should have been built. Using this master plan, it was intended to give investors and clients better orientation. In 2005, the City of Frankfurt commissioned Jourdan & Müller to continue the high-rise building