Higt-Rise in Frankfurt

High-Rise in Frankfurt by Bjarke Ingels Group




Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
Image © Bjarke Ingels Group

Frankfurt is an urban setting that combines the classical European perimeter block with the high-rises of a modern metropolis—forming a vibrant cluster of structures in the city center.

Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
Image © Bjarke Ingels Group

This architectural combination offers density and a dynamic skyline, echoing the Taunus Mountains that bound Frankfurt to the north.

Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
Image © Bjarke Ingels Group

The high-rise is located directly in the center of this mix of tall and low, informed by its context and program to offer a silhouette that is both rational and sculptural.

Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
Image © Bjarke Ingels Group

BIG proposes a tower that ‘twists’ itself to capture and accommodate the best spaces for each specific program and height. The building houses a mix of two office types as well as residential and public spaces, utilizing each to define the tower’s design.

Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
Image © Bjarke Ingels Group

Organized as a slender and rational stack of inhabited floors, the tower is interrupted by two sculptural moves where the program changes. At street level the floors are shifted backwards and forwards to create green terraces and canopies facing the park.

Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
Image © Bjarke Ingels Group

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.

Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
Image © Bjarke Ingels Group

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.

Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
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These inhabitable movements bring human scale from street level into the skyline, embodying the unique character of Frankfurt.

Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
Model

The tower combines these spaces for working and living for a form that is at once classical and sculptural. Source by Bjarke Ingels Group.

Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
Model

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Architects: Bjarke Ingels Group
Partners-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Petersen
Collaborators: Bollinger + Grohmann
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
Area: 65000 M2
Status: In Progress
Year: 2015
Images: Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
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Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
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Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
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Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
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Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
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Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
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Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
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Higt-Rise in Frankfurt
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