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FOUR Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

Tuesday 06 Feb 2018
 

UNStudio and HPP Architects combine for FOUR Frankfurt

 
FOUR Frankfurt by UNStudio, HPP Architects in Frankfurt, Germany
UNStudio, HPP Architects 
 
FOUR Frankfurt by UNStudio, HPP Architects in Frankfurt, Germany FOUR Frankfurt by UNStudio, HPP Architects in Frankfurt, Germany FOUR Frankfurt by UNStudio, HPP Architects in Frankfurt, Germany FOUR Frankfurt by UNStudio, HPP Architects in Frankfurt, Germany FOUR Frankfurt by UNStudio, HPP Architects in Frankfurt, Germany FOUR Frankfurt by UNStudio, HPP Architects in Frankfurt, Germany
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Four new high-rise towers are set to transform Frankfurt's skyline from the air 

Following the announcement by Groß & Partner of UNStudio as the unanimous winner of the architectural design competition for the FOUR Frankfurt project, UNStudio has now joined forces with HPP Architects to create a consortium (UNS + HPP) to carry out the next phases of the project. Both companies bring many years of experience with large-scale projects, complex planning and design processes.

In order to further enable a local presence, UNStudio have also established a new headquarters in the Westend in Frankfurt.

FOUR Frankfurt

The centrally located 16,000 sq m site was purchased by Groß & Partner real estate development company - who will be carrying out the development of the project - back in 2015. Situated in the very core of the city, the site has been completely inaccessible for the last 45 years. Now four new high-rise towers will change Frankfurt's skyline from the air, while cultivating its liveliness on the ground. The development of these towers, reaching heights of 228 meters, will open up new streets to create a multi-use, vibrant inner-city quarter, bringing together a healthy mix of work, living, relaxation and recreation.

The choice of programmes allows for a smooth transition from Frankfurt’s shopping district to the east of Roßmarkt, to the high-rise office towers clustered around Park Taunusanlage. With a development concept that is unique to Europe, the FOUR Frankfurt project brings together facilities that will establish a lively new neighbourhood for Frankfurt, its visitors, and its (future) residents.

Commenting on the project, Ben van Berkel, Founder / Principal Architect, UNStudio said: “FOUR Frankfurt will be built, first and foremost, for the people of Frankfurt. It will not only add to the city’s skyline, but also to the liveliness of Frankfurt as a whole. A development with this level of urban effect is particularly timely, as Frankfurt is currently taking up an even bigger role on the European stage. To play a role in this urban transition is a fantastic opportunity for UNStudio and our new consortium partners HPP.”

The choice of programmes allows for a smooth transition from Frankfurt’s shopping district to the east of Roßmarkt, to the high-rise office towers clustered around Park Taunusanlage. With a development concept that is unique to Europe, the FOUR Frankfurt project brings together facilities that will establish a lively new neighbourhood for Frankfurt, its visitors, and its (future) residents.

The new high-rise complex will be integrated into the expanding city structure by incorporating the heritage-listed facades of the Junghofstraße into the design and by making a multi-storey base building the connecting element of the entire site.

Joachim H. Faust, Managing Partner at HPP added: "FOUR Frankfurt condenses both the skyline and the urban fabric of Frankfurt with diverse opportunities for urban life."

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