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UNStudio Wins Competition for Landmark Mixed-Use Development in Frankfurt

12:15 - 2 March, 2017
The four towers will reach a maximum height of 228 meters (748 feet). Image Courtesy of UNStudio
The four towers will reach a maximum height of 228 meters (748 feet). Image Courtesy of UNStudio

UNStudio has been selected as the winners of an international competition to design a new mixed-use development on the site of the former Deutsche Bank offices in Frankfurt, Germany. Selected to complete the urban strategy for the district last March, UNStudio has now been unanimously selected to carry out the architectural redevelopment of the site, beating out third prize proposals from the teams of Dudler / Jahn and MSW / Snøhetta, and an honorable mention from Christoph Mäckler / CoopHimmelblau.

The new mixed-use development will consist of four high-rise towers ascending from a multi-story plinth in the heart of the city. The project includes space for retail, restaurants and hotels, as well as a full range of residential accommodation. The four towers, rising up to 228 meters (748 feet) high, will serve as a new landmark on the Frankfurt skyline.

European Central Bank / Coop Himmelb(l)au

12:00 - 11 November, 2016
European Central Bank / Coop Himmelb(l)au, © European Central Bank / Robert Metsch
© European Central Bank / Robert Metsch

© Paul Raftery © Robert Metsch © Paul Raftery © Paul Raftery +21

Grimshaw and MDT-tex Unveil New Tessellating Canopy System in Frankfurt

14:00 - 2 April, 2016
Grimshaw and MDT-tex Unveil New Tessellating Canopy System in Frankfurt, © Becker Lacour
© Becker Lacour

Grimshaw and MDT-tex have launched a tessellating canopy system at the Frankfurt Light + Building design festival and trade fair. The Tensilation Type EV canopy system is the result of a partnership that aimed to develop a product that not only offers the flexibility of modular canopy systems, but also has the engineering advantages of a unified structure.

UNStudio Chosen to Transform Former Deutsche Bank Site in Frankfurt

14:00 - 28 March, 2016
UNStudio Chosen to Transform Former Deutsche Bank Site in Frankfurt, © UNStudio
© UNStudio

UNStudio has won a competition to transform the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt's financial district into a lively mixed-use site comprised of offices, apartments, hotels, retail, gastro and open public spaces. With four high-rise towers reaching up to 228-meters-tall, the proposal plans to feature the city's highest residential and office buildings. 

“Bringing a mixed-use project into this financial district will not only enliven the area during daytime, but it will also introduce evening programs and create an essential form of social sustainability to this part of the city," says Ben van Berkel of UNStudio. "The introduction of the residential and the leisure components are key to this strategy. This sculptural family of towers will also create the suggestion of a cohesive neighborhood within the skyline and emphasize the importance of this part of the city within the whole."

Audi Motor Show 2015 / SCHMIDHUBER

09:00 - 12 October, 2015
Audi Motor Show 2015 / SCHMIDHUBER, © Andreas Keller
© Andreas Keller

© Andreas Keller © Andreas Keller © Andreas Keller © Andreas Keller +11

BIG Designs New Tower for Frankfurt

12:56 - 30 June, 2015
BIG Designs New Tower for Frankfurt, © BIG
© BIG

BIG has been selected through a competition to realize a 185-meter-tall, mixed-use tower in Frankfurt. With a shape that is "both rational and sculptural," the skyscraper is organized as a basic volume whose floor plates "shift" to provide the "best spaces for each specific program."

"Organized as a slender and rational stack of inhabited floors, the tower is interrupted by two sculptural moves where the program changes," says BIG.

European School in Frankfurt / NKBAK

03:00 - 23 April, 2015
European School in Frankfurt / NKBAK , © Thomas Mayer
© Thomas Mayer

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Area

    3380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Innocean Headquarters Europe / Ippolito Fleitz Group

01:00 - 19 December, 2014
Innocean Headquarters Europe / Ippolito Fleitz Group, © Robert Hoernig
© Robert Hoernig

© Robert Hoernig © Robert Hoernig © Robert Hoernig © Robert Hoernig +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • 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
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
MAD and 3XN Among Six Competing for "Porsche Design Tower" in Frankfurt , Frankfurt's proposed redeveloped downtown with Porsche Design Tower site marked. Image © Tjie Emptyform, Aurelis via Bustler
Frankfurt's proposed redeveloped downtown with Porsche Design Tower site marked. Image © Tjie Emptyform, Aurelis via Bustler

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 Frankfurt, Germany. 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). 

Städtische Bühnen Theatre Workshops / gmp architekten

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Städtische Bühnen Theatre Workshops / gmp architekten, Courtesy of gmp architekten
Courtesy of gmp architekten

Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten +11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • Design Team

    Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Holger Betz and Kristian Spenker
  • Area

    13834.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of gmp architekten

Messe Frankfurt – Tor Nord / Ingo Schrader Architekt

01:00 - 1 November, 2014
Messe Frankfurt – Tor Nord / Ingo Schrader Architekt, © Christian Richters
© Christian Richters

Courtesy of Ingo Schrader © Christian Richters Courtesy of Ingo Schrader © Christian Richters +19

Gemeinde / Stefan Forster Architekten

01:00 - 12 September, 2014
Gemeinde  / Stefan Forster Architekten, © Lisa Farkas
© Lisa Farkas

© Lisa Farkas © Lisa Farkas © Lisa Farkas © Lisa Farkas +22

Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg / Ackermann+Raff

01:00 - 13 August, 2014
Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg  / Ackermann+Raff, © Thomas Herrmann
© Thomas Herrmann

© Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Friedrich-Dessauer-Straße, 60438 Frankfurt, Germany
  • Area

    18725.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Central Municipal Library / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

01:00 - 15 May, 2013
Central Municipal Library / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, © Jean-Luc Valentin
© Jean-Luc Valentin

© Jean-Luc Valentin © Jean-Luc Valentin © Jean-Luc Valentin © Jean-Luc Valentin +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hasengasse 4, 60311 Frankfurt, Germany
  • Client

    DIC Deutsche Immobilien Chancen und Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Cargocenter Frankfurt / Kölling Architekten

01:00 - 12 March, 2013
Cargocenter Frankfurt / Kölling Architekten, © Christoph Kraneburg
© Christoph Kraneburg

© Christoph Kraneburg © Christoph Kraneburg © Christoph Kraneburg © Christoph Kraneburg +17

The Squaire / JSK

00:00 - 12 March, 2013
© Nicolae Sotir
© Nicolae Sotir

© Roland Horn © Martin Joppen © Bavaria Luftbild © Leitner +16

Kfw Westarkade / Sauerbruch Hutton

01:00 - 8 January, 2013
Kfw Westarkade / Sauerbruch Hutton, © Sauerbruch Hutton
© Sauerbruch Hutton

© Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter © Sauerbruch Hutton +10

Extension of Gate A at Frankfurt Airport / gmp Architekten

18:00 - 5 October, 2012
© Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt

Architects: gmp Architekten Location: Frankfurt, 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

© Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt +17