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BIG Designs New Tower for Frankfurt

BIG Designs New Tower for Frankfurt
BIG Designs New Tower for Frankfurt, © 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.


"At street level the floors are shifted backwards and forwards to create green terraces and canopies facing the park. In the middle of the silhouette, where the tower turns residential, the floor plates slide out in a spiraling movement, creating terraces and outdoor space for residents. In its upper section the tower returns to a simple stack of optimized floor plates, completing its twist to rejoin the orientation of the floors below.


"These inhabitable movements bring human scale from street level into the skyline, embodying the unique character of Frankfurt. The tower combines these spaces for working and living for a form that is at once classical and sculptural."


The building is expected to complete in 2018. 

  • Architects

  • Location

    Katharinenpforte 6, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Category

  • Partners in Charge

    Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Petersen
  • Project Leader

    Lorenzo Boddi
  • Project Team

    Enea Michelesio, Max Aldunate Reitour, Gabrielė Ubarevičiūtė, Joanna Jakubowska, Katarzyna Joanna Piekarczyk, Lucas Carriere, Emily King, Julieta Muzillo, Giedrius Mamavicius, Lucian Tofan, Raphael Ciriani
  • Client

    Tishman Speyer
  • Collaborators

    Bollinger + Grohmann
  • Area

    65000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "BIG Designs New Tower for Frankfurt" 30 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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