Magnus Kaminiarz & Cie has revealed plans for the ‘Grand Tower’, Germany’s tallest residential skyscraper. Located in central Frankfurt, the high-rise climbs to a total height of 172 meters, comprising over 400 high-end residences. Previously referred to as ‘Tower 2′, the scheme’s architecture will also include space for two retail outlets at ground level as well as a lobby with concierge service for the building’s residents.
Comprising 44,000 square metres, Magnus Kaminiarz & Cie’s design seeks to create a new urban landmark for the city of Frankfurt, replacing the Colonia-haus in Cologne — built in 1973 — as germany’s tallest residential structure. The building’s façade, which offers privacy as well as wind and sun protection, lends the project a distinctive appearance. With a diamond-shaped floor plan, 401 condominiums will be spread across 48 storeys in Frankfurt’s europaviertel quarter.
Each unit is directly connected to external space by way of a loggia or spacious terrace, providing outdoor areas for all residences. Internally, bathrooms, shower rooms, guest toilets and utility rooms are oriented along the wall facing the central core. This layout ensures maximum daylight and ventilation for the primary living areas and bedrooms positioned along the perimeter.
On the 7th floor, the tower offers a common area for all residents with access to a communal green roof on top of the building’s car park. On the 43rd storey, a sun deck remains accessible for all occupants. Recessed balcony elements are arranged in front of the glazed outer shell in order to create passive sun protection for all apartments. A series of ‘tubes’ encircle the entire glazed façade, maintaining privacy and offering protection from the wind and sun. With construction already underway, completion of the ‘Grand Tower’ is planned for the middle of 2019.