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Architecture in Frankfurt

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Frankfurt Architecture. Buildings are mostly located in the city centre, within walking distance of each other. We cover completed Frankfurt-am-Main buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Frankfurt. The focus is on contemporary German buildings.

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Frankfurt Architecture – Photos of key buildings

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Frankfurt has a wide range of contemporary architecture. Key buildings include Museum für Kunsthandwerk (Museum of Arts and Crafts Frankfurt) by Richard Meier (USA) and the Commerzbank Tower by Foster & Partners, Architects (UK). Key recent buildings include Tower 185 Building by Prof. Christoph Mäckler Architekten and the KfW Westarkade building by Sauerbruch Hutton. A major proposal is the Grand Hyatt Hotel by UNStudio (Netherlands).

Major building in the city:

Museum für Kunsthandwerk
Architect: Richard Meier
Museum of Arts and Crafts Frankfurt
photo © Adrian Welch

Museum of Arts and Crafts Frankfurt

Frankfurt Buildings – Latest Designs

Frankfurt Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management – 11 Sep 2013
Design: Henning Larsen Architects
New Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
image from architects
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management situated in one of Europe’s leading financial capitals has selected Henning Larsen Architects’ design proposal for a new school located in the heart of Frankfurt. The 42,000 m2 project is designed in collaboration with landscape architects ManMadeLand and engineering companies Innius RR, Werner Sobek, Transsolar and BPK.

Haus W, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Design: Ian Shaw Architekten
Haus Wern Frankfurt
photo from architect

House in Frankfurt am Main – 14 May 2013
This well crafted cuboid generates spectacular light. The development, constructed out of prefabricated high insulation timber panels and energy-efficient glazing, is articulated as a classic modernist intervention: a box set into a traditional pitched roof atop a standard three-storey house.

Villa W
Design: Ian Shaw Architekten
Villa W Germany
image from architect

Villa W – 4 Apr 2013
This white, monolithic housewill reside in a suburb of Frankfurt. From the street it will appear impenetrable, so delineating a clear demarcation between the public and private realms.The building’sfront elevation is articulated as a series of windowless blocks, its recessed entranceway the only glazed element of its north facing façade.

Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 Forecourt Building
Design: Grimshaw
Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1 Building
image : Grimshaw

Frankfurt Airport Forecourt Building – 14 Dec 2012
Grimshaw is delighted to announce that it has completed a detailed masterplanning study for Fraport which provides a new vision for the existing forecourt area at Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 1. Grimshaw’s defining concept for the masterplan is to bring light, greenery and fresh air into the heart of the airport. The current forecourt at Frankfurt Terminal 1 is a kilometre long strip of private and public transport modes, that has no sense of order and no respite from the noise and fumes of associated vehicles.

Frankfurt Airport : Extension of gate A
Architect: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Frankfurt Airport building
photo © Marcus Bredt, Berlin
Frankfurt Airport Building – 2 Oct 2012
This building is about 800 meters long, with an area of 185,000 sqm and designed for up to six million passengers a year. On 10 October 2012, Fraport and Lufthansa start operations in the extension of gate A at Rhein-Main airport, Frankfurt, which has been designed and implemented by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The inauguration of the building will take place on 2 October.

Tower 185 Building
Prof. Christoph Mäckler Architekten
Tower 185 building
photo © Klaus Helbig

Tower 185 Building – 18 Jul 2012
Germany’s fourth-highest office building – marks the gateway to the new Europa district in Frankfurt am Main and adds a new dimension to the city’s silhouette. The Tower 185 ensemble is made up of two main components: the perimeter block and the tower itself. The style of the perimeter block takes its cue from the urban framework of this European city and forms the layout at street level. The levels, materials and colours of the neighbouring buildings – beige stone walls and slate roofs – have been reflected in the new development.

Blue Night at Frankfurt Stock Exchange
ATELIER BRÜCKNER, Architects
Börse Frankfurt Luminale
photo : Uwe Dettmar, Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt Stock Exchange Building – 12 Apr 2012
On Sunday 14 April, the Large Trading Hall at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will be transformed into an artistic installation reflecting the theme “Technology and Man”. Working with the light artist Ingo Bracke of Studio Kybra, ATELIER BRÜCKNER developed a subtle choreography of light and sound that makes it possible to experience the leading German share-trading location in a new way. From 6:00 p.m. until midnight, visitors can take a look into the illuminated hall without having to make an appointment in advance.

KfW-building : “Best Tall Building in the World 2011”
sauerbruch hutton
KfW Westarkade building Frankfurt
image © Sauerbruch Hutton

KfW Westarkade Building
The 85m high-rise is a prototype for a new generation of ecological building, running on less than 100 kWh/a/m² of primary energy it is one of the most energy-efficient office towers in the world. The streamlined form integrates itself into its surrounding context, while simultaneously standing out through the playful use of colour. At the same time it addresses the prevailing wind to exploit it for controlled natural ventilation within the building.

German Film Museum
ATELIER BRÜCKNER
German Film Museum
photo : Uwe Dettmar, Frankfurt/Main

German Film Museum Frankfurt
The German Film Museum in Frankfurt am Main presents visitors a completely renovated building containing an inspiring, high-quality permanent exhibition. In an exhibition area of 800 sqm spread out over two floors, a compact setting is revealed that works with the means and methods of film and, at the same time, reflects them. Narrative spaces, dramaturgically conceived down to the smallest details, immerse the visitor in the world of film.

Zeilgalerie shopping centre
3deluxe in/exterior – red dot award
Zeilgalerie Building
picture from architect

Zeilgalerie shopping centre Frankfurt
The redesign of this Frankfurt shopping centre, which opened in 1992, includes a completely new look for the façade and a full makeover of the public areas inside the complex. Due to the paramount significance of the front of the building in terms of typology and how it fits into the urban setting, the architects’ design concept focuses closely on the architectural surface and its deepening in content, structure and materials. The building façade’s unusual black and white colours, its filigree ornamentation and the integrative interaction of architecture, graphic design and light orchestration create a distinctive character for the building on Zeil.

Key Frankfurt Buildings

Hesse Architectural Designs, alphabetical:

City Hall – Romer

Frankfurt City Hall
photo © Adrian Welch
Frankfurt City Hall
Commerzbank Tower
Foster & Partners, Architects
Frankfurt Skyscraper
photo © Adrian Welch

Frankfurt Skyscraper : 259m high
Deutsches Architektur Museum – DAM
Architect: Oswald Mathias Ungers
Deutsches Architektur Museum
photo © Adrian Welch

German Architecture Museum
Deutsches Filmmuseum Refurbishment
Bofinger, Helge & Partner
Deutsches Filmmuseum
photo © Adrian Welch

German Film Museum
Frankfurt Dom

Frankfurt Cathedral
photo © Adrian Welch
Frankfurt Cathedral

Frankurt Hauptbahnhof

Frankfurt Railway Station
photo © Adrian Welch
Frankfurt Railway Station
Frankfurter Hof

Frankfurt Hotel
photo © Adrian Welch
Frankfurt Hotel
Grand Hyatt Hotel
UNStudio
Grand Hyatt Hotel
picture from architect

Grand Hyatt Tower Frankfurt
Japan Center
Ganz + Rolfes Architects
Japan Center
photo © Adrian Welch

Japan Center : 115m high

Frankfurt Architecture – No Images

Hesse Building Designs, alphabetical:

City-Haus
Platz der Republik
Richard Heil; Johannes Krahn Architects
142m high
1974

European Central Bank (ECB) – new headquarters, Ostend district, Frankfurt, Germany
2007-
Coop Himmelb(l)au
approx. 185m high pair of towers

Eurotower
1977
Kaiserstrasse
148m high

Frankfurt-am-Main Tram Station
under construction
Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue – Embt Arquitectes Associats SL
1995: Architecture Competition – First Prize

Frankfurt Terminal 3

Christophe Mäckler
Architecture Competition win 2005

Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten, Frankfurt-am-Main
2002-09
David Chipperfield Architects

Juedisches Museum
1989
Architect: Ante Josip von Kostelac

Frankfurt Skyscrapers
Frankfurt Skyscrapers
photo © Adrian Welch


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