01

Oct

Architecture Competition for “Millennium Area” Started in Frankfurt

The real estate company CA Immo, in cooperation with the City of Frankfurt, has launched an architecture competition for the so-called “Millennium Area” in Frankfurt's European District. The aim of the competition is to develop a mixed-use building ensemble with two high-rise buildings and a perimeter block development with a total gross floor area of

01

Sep

Tower at the Old Police Headquarters in Frankfurt: Winner Presented

The area of the former police headquarters in Frankfurt (top left in the picture), which has not been developed for a long time, is to be rebuilt. For many years there was a dispute between the State of Hesse and the City of Frankfurt about the project. The property is currently owned by the project

30

Aug

New High-Rise on the Grounds of St. Matthew’s Church

In July 2020, a somewhat inconspicuous message ran over the ticker. The Hamburg project developer Becken announced that it had acquired an area of around 2,450 square meters (26,371 square feet) of the St. Matthew's Church (Matthäuskirche) on the corner of the Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage and Hohenstaufenstrasse streets. The remaining part of the area, around 650 square

20

Jun

Architectural Competition Decided for Construction Site North in the Harbor Park Quarter

The B&L Group (B&L Gruppe in German) from Hamburg is planning a 17-storey office building as part of its Harbor Park Quarter development (HPQ; in German: Hafenpark Quartier) on the Hanauer Landstrasse street, which will mark the beginning of the district. On a floor space of approximately 10,500 square meters (113,000 square feet), more than

03

Jan

MAIN TOWER and Eurotheum almost never came into being

In 1985, Hessische Landesbank (Helaba) commissioned the architectural firm Novotny Mähner Assoziierte (N+M) to prepare an expert opinion for the development of the location where MAIN TOWER and Eurotheum are located today. This design, favored by N+M, was presented around 10 years before the plans for MAIN TOWER and Eurotheum were presented. Fortunately, they were

03

Oct

Masterplan Offenbach 2030 approved

The City of Offenbach has decided on an urban planning concept called Masterplan Offenbach 2030. The urban development concept envisages the construction of numerous buildings and a park. The commercial "Nordkap", which lies between Goethering, the A 661 freeway, the Main cycle route and the Kaiserleistrasse, is also part of the masterplan. The special feature

City-Haus

City-Haus ("City House") is located on the border of the Westend district and is located directly on the Platz der Republik ("Republic Square"). It is also known as Selmi-Hochhaus ("Selmi Highrise") and was built from 1971 to 1974 according to plans by the architects Johannes Krahn and Richard Heil. Between October 2007 and December 2008,

02

Jul

Financing of FOUR Frankfurt stands

The high-rise quarter FOUR in Downtown Frankfurt has reached an important milestone over the past few weeks. In mid-June, the last contracts for the overall financing of the mega-project were successfully completed. The realization of the four high-rise buildings between Junghofstrasse, Grosse Gallusstrasse and Neue Schlesingergasse is progressing according to plan in large steps. Novelty

04

Apr

MesseTurm will be renovated from April 2019

The MesseTurm skyscraper, built in 1990, is to be renovated in a big way. The 256.5-meter-high skyscraper will be converted to state-of-the-art technology to plans by Helmut Jahn, the original architect of the Frankfurt landmark. In particular, the lobby should be brighter and move in new premises. The conversion work will begin in April 2019,

21

Mar

High-rise Development Plan: What we know and don’t know

Large cities use so-called master plans for better city planning. An urban development master plan is an informal planning tool for exploring development potential in a city or district and outlining perspectives for its future use. The City of Frankfurt wants to use the 2021 high-rise development plan to express its political opinion on how

07

Mar

Reloaded: High-rise complex Neue Mainzer Strasse

More than 18 years ago, the architectural firm KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten (at the time called KSP Engel und Zimmermann) presented designs for a high-rise complex at Neue Mainzer Strasse 57-59 in the Frankfurt CBD. Since then, you did not hear much about the project. After acquiring the land plots Neue Mainzer Strasse 57-59 in

30

Sep

Architecture competition for 99 West decided

The Frankfurt architectural office, Cyrus Moser (CMA) has won its second architectural competition to build in the former AfE area. In addition to their previously won "140 West" Apartment and Hotel Tower, the new high-rise building designed by CMA will be built in the new Senckenberg quarter opposite the Naturkundemuseum: the office tower "99 West".

29

Sep

The mystery surrounding the OmniTurm is solved

A high-rise is not arbitrarily built to a certain height. How tall one can construct on a particular lot is decided neither by the architect nor the owner: it is set out in the corresponding development plan. Those interested will observe, however, that there is sometimes a discrepancy between the development plan and the actual

28

Jun

CA Immo is building Tower One Frankfurt – New Skyscraper at the Trade Fair Area

The waiting is over in regards of the Tower One. In a statement today, the Austrian real estate company CA Immo announced the erection of a 190-meter tall office and hotel high-rise building in the tall buildings metropolis Frankfurt named ONE (earlier working title: Tower One Frankfurt). Construction is still due to begin in summer,

31

May

Foundation laid officially at OmniTurm

On 31 May 2017, the official foundation stone of the OmniTurm on the Neue Mainzer Strasse street took place. Participants included project developer Tishman Speyer from New York City, as well as the architect Bjarke Ingels. Frankfurt's Head of Planning Mike Josef (SPD) said "the OmniTurm is a high-rise, as we imagine it as a

23

May

Mike Josef wants to restrict high-rise buildings

The Frankfurt planning representative, Mike Josef (SPD) intends to allow new high-rise developments in Frankfurt only in clearly defined areas. As is apparent from various press publications in the last few days, "speculation" is to be counteracted. The new high-rise plan, which is to be presented next year, is intended to cement appropriate development requirements.

11

Feb

Bundesbank is planning a new high-rise building at the headquarters

Bundesbank plans a new high-rise building next to its head office building, in order to strengthen its headquarters in Ginnheim district of Frankfurt. The existing building, designed by ABB Apel, Beckert and Becker from 1967 to 1972, will be renovated in the coming years. The Bundesbank is already looking for an alternative location for the

29

Jan

City of Frankfurt Is Putting Pressure on Hesse at the Former Police Department

Discussion surrounding the former police department at the heart of the republic, located between the fair and the main station, is slowly turning tragic: the old venerable building is empty and forfeited. Since the departure of the police, several attempts have failed to renew the site. The city of Frankfurt am Main has the right

TaunusTurm

TaunusTurm (German for TaunusTower) was designed by the architectural office Gruber und Kleine-Graneburg and is located in the middle of the Financial District. On 40 floors, companies find around 60,000 square meters (645,834 square feet) of high-quality office space. The high-rise building was developed by project developer Tishman Speyer in a joint venture with investor

Commerzbank Tower

Since 1997 the Commerzbank Tower has dominated the Frankfurt skyline. The skyscraper was built as Europe's highest office building. The tower measures almost 300 meters at the tip of the antenna. Seen close up, the building impresses with its elegance and extremely successful façade. In terms of construction, the Star architect Sir Norman Foster trod