A 128-meter skyscraper called The Spin is being constructed at Mainzer Landstrasse/Gueterplatz, forming the entrance to the European Quarter. The Spin is the first new high-rise on Mainzer Landstrasse in around 30 years, thus extending this high-rise axis by many hundreds of meters to the west. Former working titles of The Spin included Spin Tower and Tower 120.
The Spin is a hotel and office tower designed by the Hamburg architectural office Hadi Teherani. The design of The Spin won an architectural competition mainly through a successful visual separation of its usage types emphasizing the “head” of the tower, as well as its intelligent surface planning.
However, the developer of the project encouraged further revisions in the winning design. A special feature of the property is its direct access to the U5 subway station, which will be connected to the high-rise building below ground level starting in the future.
The NH Hotel Group has already leased the lower twenty-one storeys. In 2022 a premium hotel of the NH Collection brand will open here. From the 23rd to the 32nd floor, approx. 8,500 square meters (91,500 square feet) of office space can be rented.
Status March 2022: The commercial law firm ARNECKE SIBETH DABELSTEIN is the first long-term office tenant in the Spin. In mid-2023, the commercial law firm with around 140 employees will move into around 2,850 square meters on the 22nd to 24th floors of the new high-rise building. This means that almost a third of the office space has already been leased approximately one year before completion.
Status January 2022: The shell of THE SPIN has been completed. The facade work, the interior finishing and the technical building equipment are in full progress.
Status November 2019: A group of professional pension funds from Hanover acquires the high-rise project The Spin from project developer as part of a forward deal. Behind the buyer of the property are the medical pension funds of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the veterinarian fund of Lower Saxony and the tax consultant fund of Lower Saxony.
Status February 2018: Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has granted a loan of 157 million euros to subsidiaries of the developer for the construction of this tower.
This computer animation shows how the area around Gueterplatz will look in a few years. The figures are expected completion dates. Not yet included are the proposed tall buildings in the areas marked in yellow. Here the skyscrapers on the sites of the Former Police Headquarters and Millennium Tower will rise.