Meixner Schlüter Wendt Architekten emerged as the winner of the architectural competition. After an intensive exchange of content under the direction of the jury chairman Ulrike Lauber, the representatives of the city, the investor, and the independent architects agreed that the design by Meixner Schlüter Wendt is particularly impressive because of the extraordinary high-rise design in order to continue the development of the area.
Among the fifteen participating architectural firms were Zaha Hadid (London), Max Dudler (Berlin), Kleihues und Kleihues (Berlin), and von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (Hamburg). The Frankfurt architects KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, Meixner, Schlüter, Wendt Architekten, ATP, and B&V Braun Canton were also invited.
The planned real estate complex has an area of around 100,000 square meters (1,076,391 squre feet). A hotel, offices, a school gym and a kindergarten are to be built there. Financed and subsidized apartments are also planned. Construction on the project is scheduled to begin in 2022, with completion of the entire area planned for 2026. A total of around 800 million euros are to be invested.
Due to the skyscraper masterplan, the building law enabled a high-rise building with a height of 145 meters (475 feet) at the location. However, the now accepted draft has a height of approx. 175 meters (574 feet). In the past, the possibility of distributing the building mass over more than one high-rise has been discussed again and again. The project developer did not succeed with this plan. The now presented high-rise tower has a mixed use and 48 upper floors. A special feature of the exterior design is the sloping head of the building.