High-rise Am Roemerhof

At the western end of the European Quarter (Europaviertel), around 2,000 new apartments are to be built on what is today the bus depot of the Frankfurter Verkehrsgesellschaft (VGF), Frankfurt's public transportation operator. In June 2020, head of planning Mike Josef (SPD) presented the planning for the Roemerhof project together with head of traffic Klaus

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Jun

Deutsche Bundesbank Campus: Architect Competition Decided

The architect competition for the planned new builds on the campus of the Bundesbank’s Frankfurt Central Office has come to a close. A jury of 13, made up of renowned architects and representatives from the Bundesbank and the City of Frankfurt, concluded two days of deliberations by selecting six prize winners and awarding two honourable

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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

What does the Head of Planning do?

The Head of Planning in Frankfurt is leading the city's governmental body which is responsible for urban planning and construction in the respective epoch (currently this area is summarized in the Planning and Housing Department - called the Planning Department for short). At the city level, the Head of Department performs similar tasks to a

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Mar

Does Frankfurt need a commuter tax?

You currently read on a weekly basis about rising prices for real estate. Regardless of whether it is for condominiums or if you live for rent: property prices have almost doubled in many areas of the Frankfurt city region. Although a lot is being built, high-priced apartments or micro-apartments are often built. More and more

Highrise Project Old Police Headquarters

A high-rise project is to be built on the site of the former police headquarters at the Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage. For the first time, the plans for the skyscraper in the high-rise development plan 1998 emerged. On the approx. 15,000 square meters (161,458 square feet) lot of the former police headquarters, a high-rise tower of up to

RIVERPARK Tower

The RIVERPARK Tower transforms the former office high-rise of Union Investment during a major renovation into an extraordinary landmark and residential tower with premium units and a boarding house. With its spectacular open architecture, star architect Ole Scheeren is implementing his first project in Germany located on the northern bank of the river Main. Project

High-Rise Development Plan 2021

Using the high-rise building plan 2021, the City of Frankfurt wants 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 high-rise development plan 2000, which was updated

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Jun

New City District for Frankfurt Planned in the Northwest

Frankfurt is finally deciding to expand in order to allow for further growth of inhabitants, with a new city district now revealed. Mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD) presented the proposal of the Roman coalition of CDU, SPD and Greens for the location of the new district. In the west of the Frankfurt city area, the new

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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.