European School in Frankfurt / NKBAK

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Architects: NKBAK
Location: Frankfurt,
Area: 3380.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Thomas Mayer

Innocean Headquarters Europe / Ippolito Fleitz Group

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Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
Location: Frankfurt,
Design Team: Andrew Bardzik, Anke Stern
, David Schwarz
, Frank Peisert, Sebastian Tiedemann, Yuliya Lytyuk, Gunter Fleitz, Peter Ippolito, Daniela Schröder, Tim Lessmann
Area: 2800.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Robert Hoernig

MAD and 3XN Among Six Competing for “Porsche Design Tower” in Frankfurt

Porsche Design has narrowed down a list of 20 participating teams to six shortlisted firms for an invited competition to design a new luxury residential tower in , . The project, which will be Porsche Design’s debut in European real estate, will include up to 200 apartments, ranging from “Porsche Design suites” to two-story townhouses and luxury penthouses. The teams moving on to the competition’s second round, include: 3XN (Copenhagen), Stefano Boeri Architetti (Italy), MAD (China), Delugan Meissl (Austria), Neutelings Riedijk (Rotterdam) and Neil M. Denari (Los Angeles). 

Winners will be chosen based of the most “fitting” concept and connection to outdoor space. Construction is expected to begin in early 2016; completion is scheduled for 2018. 

Städtische Bühnen Theatre Workshops / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: ,
Design Team: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Holger Betz and Kristian Spenker
Area: 13834.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of gmp architekten

Messe Frankfurt – Tor Nord / Ingo Schrader Architekt

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Architects: Ingo Schrader Architekt
Location: , Germany
Area: 593.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Christian Richters, Courtesy of Ingo Schrader

Gemeinde / Stefan Forster Architekten

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Architects: Stefan Forster Architekten
Location: Hafenstraße 5, 60327 , Germany
Area: 2880.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lisa Farkas

Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg / Ackermann+Raff

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Architects: Ackermann+Raff
Location: Friedrich-Dessauer-Straße, 60438 ,
Area: 18725.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Thomas Herrmann

Central Municipal Library / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

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Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
Location: Hasengasse 4, 60311 Frankfurt,
Client: DIC Deutsche Immobilien Chancen und Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds
Area: 12000.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Jean-Luc Valentin

Cargocenter Frankfurt / Kölling Architekten

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Architects: Kölling Architekten
Location: Europa-Allee, 60327 Frankfurt,
Builder: Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH & Co. KG
Area: 74750.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Christoph Kraneburg

The Squaire / JSK

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Architects: JSK
Location: Frankfurt Airport, 60547 Frankfurt,
Area: 140000.0 ft2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Nicolae Sotir, Roland Horn, Martin Joppen, Bavaria Luftbild, Leitner, Euroluftbild

KfW Westarkade / Sauerbruch Hutton


Architects: Sauerbruch Hutton
Location: Frankfurt,
Client: KfW Bankengruppe
Area: 39,000 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Jan Bitter , Sauerbruch Hutton

New Vision for Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1 Forecourt / Grimshaw Architects

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Grimshaw Architects recently announced their completion for a detailed masterplanning study for Fraport, which provides a new vision for the existing forecourt area at Airport’s Terminal 1. Using creative design solutions, the masterplan embraces the challenges presented at the site by bringing light, greenery, and fresh air into the heart of the airport. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Extension of Gate A at Frankfurt Airport / gmp Architekten

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Architects: gmp Architekten
Location: , Germany
Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Jürgen Hillmer
Design Team: Klaus Lenz, Sebastian Flatau, Ingo Beckmann, Kai Beckmann, Markus Carlsen, Christian Dahle, Henning Fritsch, Ben Joscha Grope, Markus Helmin, Matthias Holtschmidt, Silke Jessen, Eduard Kaiser, Raimund Kinski, Prisca Marschner, Rouven Oberdieck
Project Leaders Susanne: Winter, Reiner Schröder
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

MyZeil Shopping Mall / Studio Fuksas

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Architects: Studio Fuksas - Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Interior Design: Fuksas Design
Location: ,
Address: Grosse Eschenheimer Strasse 10-14
Period: 2002-2009 
Client: PalaisQuartier GmBH & CO., KG
Surface:  Built Surface – 77,000 sq.m., Facade – 8,500 sq.m., Cover – 13,000 sq.m.
Engineering:  Structures – Knippers-Helbig Beratende Ingenieure, Stuttgart; Krebs und Kiefer Beratende Ingenieure für das Bauwesen GmbH, Darmstadt | Realization of the façade and covering – Waagner Biro Stahlbau AG, Wien


Kulturcampus Frankfurt / Adjaye Associates

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The Kulturcampus designed for , by Adjaye Associates rests on the idea of grouping a city’s most important cultural institutions into the heart of the city.  The focus is on creating a micro-city on the city that is currently occupied by the University of Frankfurt, which will be vacated in 2014.  This micro-city is intended to be diverse collection of uses that will provide a space of gathering for the adjacent neighborhoods of the campus.

Read on for more after the break.

Update: WOHA’s ‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition

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WOHA‘s ‘Breathing Architecture’ exhibition, which will be up until April 29th has been very successful at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in , . Some of their structures remind us of bold visions of the future, in which plants reclaim nature for themselves. WOHA realizes the permeation of buildings and landscape, of interiors and exteriors in projects such as the Singapore School of the Arts and the seminal residential high-rise The Met in Bangkok, which received the International Highrise Award 2010. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Breathing Architecture Exhibition

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Share WOHA’s excitement as they exhibit their broad array of works at the acclaimed Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM). Running from December 2-April 29, their first monographic exhibition will feature concepts of open structures which embrace aspects of community and permeability of form in response to climate and nature. More details on the exhibition will soon be available here.

Westgarten / Stefan Forster Architekten

© Jean-Luc Valentin

Architects: Stefan Forster Architekten
Location: , Germany
Project area: 2,352 sqm
Project year: 2002 – 2005
Photographs: Jean-Luc Valentin