André Friedel

Home > Magazin > Interviews > André Friedel Fit for the Future: BIM Use in High-Rise Construction Architect André Friedel from Drees & Sommer in Conversation Complex high-rise buildings require perfect planning. BIM (Building Information Modeling) provides a remedy here and enables efficient and digitized collaboration between the various trades involved in construction. However, the

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EXPO REAL 2022 – Not all Crises are the Same

After EXPO REAL 2020 was cancelled completely and only a significantly reduced version of the leading Munich trade fair could take place in 2021, the crowds were correspondingly large in 2022. Spread over seven halls, there were 1,887 exhibitors and almost 40,000 participants. The need for discussion was correspondingly great in view of increasing uncertainties

Elevator Planning in High-Rise-Buildings

There are more than 450 high-rise buildings in Frankfurt am Main according to Phorio. The construction of high-rise buildings is not a special discipline in Germany, as the legally defined high-rise limit is only 22 meters. While lower skyscrapers make do with standard elevator models, skyscrapers use special high-performance elevators. Such optimized elevators for high-rise

Up the Wooden Shaft! Elevators in High-Rise Construction made of Wood

Wood as a building material is becoming increasingly important in the construction industry due to its sustainable properties. It binds CO2 and, among other things, enables fast processes on a construction site due to its modular construction. More and more project developers are therefore relying on this building material. It already has a market share of

Schüco

Schüco is a German company in the building supply industry with a focus on window and façade elements. The company was founded in 1951 in East Westphalia. The company can thus look back on a 70-year tradition and now employs 6,330 people worldwide. From the initial idea to the planning, implementation and use of residential

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Two Frankfurt High-Rise Buildings in the Running for the High-Rise Award

The International Highrise Award is presented every two years in Frankfurt. The nominees are special high-rise buildings that are over 100 meters high and have been completed in the last two years. The German Architecture Museum selected the nominated buildings from more than 1000 new high-rise buildings worldwide. Only four of them are located in

Schindler’s fastest Elevators

Schindler is the largest elevator manufacturer in Germany and has equipped some of the tallest high-rise buildings in Frankfurt with its elevators. Various models are used in the process. The height of the building in particular determines which elevator is most suitable. Passenger elevators are faster than freight elevators and are designed for higher buildings,

An Elevator that grows with the High-Rise Building? That’s possible!

Elevators are of fundamental importance for high-rise buildings not only in their finished state but also during the construction process. The elevator manufacturer Schindler Aufzüge has developed a special solution for this with the Climb Lift. The Climb lifts people and materials upwards during the construction process and grows step by step with the high-rise

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Jul

Official Opening of the DFB Campus

Where horse racing once took place, the DFB Campus in Niederrad has been ceremoniously opened after almost 3 years of construction. Around 300 guests from the worlds of sport, politics and business celebrated the symbolic handover of the keys on June 30 together with Groß und Partner, who implemented the project. The design was by kadawittfeldarchitektur

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Börsenplatz Eschborn

In the direct vicinity of Frankfurt, the starting signal was given for the quarter development Börsenplatz Eschborn in Eschborn on Wednesday, June 29. The building ensemble consists of three independent construction phases. In total, the large-scale project will comprise around 52,000 square meters. A total of 1,000 parking spaces are already available in the parking

Interview with Stefan Forster

Home > Magazin > Interviews > Stefan Forster About Urban Development in Frankfurt am Main Architect Stefan Forster in ConversationStefan Forster founded the Frankfurt-based architectural firm Stefan Forster GmbH over thirty years ago. Together with his partner Florian Kraft and now around 60 employees, he actively follows and shapes urban development throughout Germany. His work focuses

What is and does an Architectural Office?

The main task of an architectural office is the design, technical and economic planning of buildings, e.g. sustainable high-rise buildings. The architectural laws of the federal states define the professional task, although these may differ in certain aspects. Likewise, certain specializations within general architecture differ. For example, it is possible to specialize in landscape architecture or

Ed. Züblin AG

Züblin is a construction company based in Stuttgart. It was founded in 1898 by the Swiss engineer Eduard Züblin and is now the number 1 in German building and civil engineering. It is a member of the globally active STRABAG SE. The company currently comprises around 14,000 employees and is characterized above all by intelligent

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May

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

What is Modular Building?

Modular building can be thought of as a building block principle: Individual modules, such as part of the facade, are assembled. This construction method is used in building construction and civil engineering. The individual components of a building are therefore no longer manufactured on site, but simply assembled.For a long time, modular building was viewed

What is BIM?

Building Information Modeling is the name given to a software-based working method that brings together the design, construction and management of a building. In this context, BIM ensures a more intelligent use of data, for example to construct high-rise buildings faster and more ecologically. In this process, data on all aspects of construction are collected

Skyline without Elevators? Unthinkable!

What would Frankfurt's banking district be and would there be high-rise buildings like the Messeturm or the Commerzbank Tower without them? Elevators! They are the safest and most widely used means of transportation in the world during the day and therefore one of the most important means of transport in today's society. Yet they are not just

Lupp

Lupp is a group of companies from Nidda near Frankfurt am Main that has existed for over 100 years. It is one of the largest and oldest building contractors and project developers in Germany and has approximately 750 employees. The spectrum of services ranges from development to construction and operation of a building. The three pillars

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May

New Use of the Prisma in Frankfurt Niederrad

The Prisma at Hahnstraße 55 in Frankfurt's Niederrad district, designed by Auer + Weber + Assoziierte, has been vacant since the beginning of 2022. It was previously used by Deka Bank. The office building with glass-roofed atrium has 12 full stories and 2 underground parking levels. The gross floor area is 67,500 square meters. An

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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

Interview with Minister Tarek Al-Wazir

Home > Magazin > Interviews > Tarek Al-Wazir On the Future of the Rhine-Main Region Minister Tarek Al-Wazir in Conversation Tarek Al-Wazir is one of the most important politicians in Germany. As Minister of Economics and Vice-Premiere Minister, he has been involved in numerous political developments for many years. Currently, Tarek Al-Wazir is Minister of State for

Interview with Ute Latzke (Architecture Communication)

Home > Magazin > Interviews > Ute Latzke Rejuvenation for Architectural Communication The Founder of the Agency textart by ute Latzke in Conversation We are surrounded and confronted with information everywhere and all the time. In our digital age, content is created quickly and distributed even faster. But what exactly do we want to say

Interview with Prof. Fabian Thiel

Home > Magazin > Interviews > Prof. Fabian Thiel High-Rises and Real Estate Prices Interview with Real Estate Expert Prof. Fabian Thiel The high-rise is experiencing a renaissance in many German cities, not least in Frankfurt am Main. While the focus for a long time was on the development of high-rise office buildings, the trend

Paul-Martin Lied

Paul-Martin Lied is a graduate architect (TU Darmstadt) and book author with profound knowledge of the architecture of Frankfurt. Paul-Martin Lied is also the founder of "frankfurts führende architekten" and offers architectural tours in this role. He still belongs to the Guiding Architects network. "Architecture fascinates many people. In my job, the focus is on

FrankfurtRheinMain Metropolitan Region

The FrankfurtRheinMain Metropolitan Region is an economically strong region in the heart of Germany and in the middle of Europe. The geographic location has made the Frankfurt/Rhein-Main Metropolitan Region a hub for the exchange of people, goods and capital for centuries. The long trading tradition and success as exhibition place is evidence of this. The

What is the Frankfurt City Region?

The Frankfurt City Region is an accumulation of cities and counties around the city of Frankfurt (Germany). It is organized by the Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain. According to the harmonized terms used by the Statistical Office of the European Union, the city region "DE005C Frankfurt am Main" is one of 323 "Functional Urban Areas" in the

Frankfurt ZERO

5:42 AM: The city is shaken by explosions. "Is it an attack, an earthquake, or an accident?" 5:55 AM: Our building is hit, everyone is leaving the house. Flames, panic and despair all over the place. 6:20 AM: The city center is evacuated. Chaos wherever you look.8:20 AM: I heard a soft humming. Then voices.

2023 High-Rise Master Plan

The City of Frankfurt is using the 2022 High-Rise Master Plan to express its political opinion on how and where new skyscrapers are to be built in the future. Using this instrument investors and clients can better orient themselves. The planning department is currently working on updating the 2000 High-Rise Master Plan, which was last