The Zuerich House (in German: Zürich-Haus) was a 68 meters high-rise building on Frankfurt's Opernplatz. The 19-storey Zuerich High-Rise was designed by the architects Udo von Schauroth and Werner Stücheli. The Zuerich House was built between 1958 and 1960 and was one of the tallest office buildings in Frankfurt when it was built. In 2002
The Frankfurt House Fights (in German: "Frankfurter Häuserkampf") took place in the 1970s and included protest movements, rallies and demonstrations, especially by left-wing political activists. The protests were primarily directed against the speculation of land in Frankfurt's Westend district. The Frankfurt House Fights mark the beginning of the German squatter movement and the beginning of
Home > Magazin > Interviews > Prof. Jochem Jourdan Urban Developments in Frankfurt: Between Past and Future Interview with Architect and Urban Planner Prof. Jochem Jourdan A city like Frankfurt doesn't develop in a random way. The major urban development projects in Germany, such as the development of the European District, are subject to master
Oddo BHF Tower is a protected high-rise office building on Bockenheimer Landstrasse in Frankfurt's Westend, which is now the headquarters of Oddo BHF Bank. The 82 meter high building was originally built between 1962 and 1965 based on a design by Sept Ruf. When it opened, it was the tallest building in Frankfurt. Most recently,
The city of Frankfurt has been an important trading and financial center since the Middle Ages. Before the Second World War there were more than 1,250 half-timbered houses in the historic Old Town, which made Frankfurt one of the most important medieval half-timbered towns. Both Old Town and New Town were considered a gem of
The Fingerplan from 1967/1968 (also referred to five finger plan), created in the aegis of the planning department head Hans Kampffmeyer, was a city planning scheme, starting from the Anlagenring, in which intensive building was permitted along several strips. The Fingerplan had far-reaching consequences for the development of high-rise buildings, particularly in the Westend district.