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BIG Designs New Tower for Frankfurt

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

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

© Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer © Thomas Mayer

Innocean Headquarters Europe / Ippolito Fleitz Group

  • Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group
  • 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: Robert Hoernig

© Robert Hoernig © Robert Hoernig © Robert Hoernig © 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 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

  • Architects: gmp architekten
  • 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

Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten Courtesy of gmp architekten

Messe Frankfurt – Tor Nord / Ingo Schrader Architekt

Courtesy of Ingo Schrader © Christian Richters Courtesy of Ingo Schrader © Christian Richters

Gemeinde / Stefan Forster Architekten

© Lisa Farkas © Lisa Farkas © Lisa Farkas © Lisa Farkas

Grammar School Frankfurt-Riedberg / Ackermann+Raff

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

© Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann © Thomas Herrmann

Central Municipal Library / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

  • Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
  • 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: Jean-Luc Valentin

© Jean-Luc Valentin © Jean-Luc Valentin © Jean-Luc Valentin © Jean-Luc Valentin

Cargocenter Frankfurt / Kölling Architekten

  • Architects: Kölling Architekten
  • Location: Emser Brücke, 60327 Frankfurt, Germany
  • Builder: Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH & Co. KG
  • Area: 74750.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Christoph Kraneburg

© Christoph Kraneburg © Christoph Kraneburg © Christoph Kraneburg © Christoph Kraneburg

The Squaire / JSK

© Nicolae Sotir
© Nicolae Sotir
  • Architects: JSK
  • Location: Frankfurt Airport (FRA), 60547 Frankfurt, Germany
  • Area: 140000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Nicolae Sotir, Roland Horn, Martin Joppen, Bavaria Luftbild, Leitner, Euroluftbild

© Roland Horn © Martin Joppen © Bavaria Luftbild © Leitner

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

Grimshaw Architects recently announced their completion for a detailed masterplanning study for Fraport, which provides a new vision for the existing forecourt area at Frankfurt 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

© 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
© Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt

MyZeil Shopping Mall / Studio Fuksas

© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn

Architects: Studio Fuksas - Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Interior Design: Fuksas Design Location: Frankfurt, Germany 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

© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn

Kulturcampus Frankfurt / Adjaye Associates

Courtesy of Adjaye Associates
Courtesy of Adjaye Associates

The Kulturcampus designed for Frankfurt, Germany 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

WOHA‘s ‘Breathing Architecture’ exhibition, which will be up until April 29th has been very successful at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt, Germany. 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

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.