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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Flying Garden Tower in Frankfurt, Germany by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

 
January 30th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

The urban district development “Gateway Gardens” is part of the Frankfurt Airport City. This project offers opportunities for major groups to position their corporate headquarters in a  conspicuous location within an attractive environment at one of Europe’s main transportation hubs.

Image Courtesy © COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Image Courtesy © COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Project: Flying Garden Tower
  • Location: Gateway Gardens, Frankfurt/M., Germany
  • Photography: Markus Pillhofer
  • Site Area: 10,300 m²
  • Gross Floor Area: 33,100 m²
  • Net Floor Area: 30,120 m²
  • Building Height: 67 meters
  • Client: Grundstücksgesellschaft Gateway Gardens GmbH

Image Courtesy © COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Image Courtesy © COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

  • Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU, Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
  • Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
  • Design Partner: Karolin Schmidbaur
  • Senior Project Partner: Frank Stepper
  • Design Architect: Stephan Sobl
  • Project Architect: Johannes Behrens
  • Project Team: Akvile Rimantaite, Ursula Trost, Jinhee Koh
  • Graphic Design: Jan Rancke
  • Model Building: Win Man, Paul Hoszowski , Po Yao
  • Energy Design: Brian Cody Consulting GmbH
  • Structural Engineering: Bollinger Grohmann Schneider ZTGmbH
  • Visualization: Luxigon Los Angeles
Image Courtesy © Markus Pillhofer

Image Courtesy © Markus Pillhofer

The Flying Garden Tower, 67 metres tall, has a striking profile due to its polygonal shape which is easily recognisable from any part of Frankfurt Airport, from the air, and from the motorways passing it. This makes the Flying Garden Tower an highly visible landmark for this new district.

Image Courtesy © Markus Pillhofer

Image Courtesy © Markus Pillhofer

The elliptic shape and orientation of the building optimise its climate efficiency: The east and west facades, which are subject to high solar exposure, are protected by the buffer zone of the atriums as tall as the building itself with suspended “flying” gardens. Here the conference rooms and informal meeting areas are located. The north- and south-facing facades are optimally aligned in terms of office energy efficiency. The flexible and adaptable spatial concept enables office cubicles, private offices, bull pens and open-plan offices.

The synergy between architecture and energy design answers to the specific requirements of the location, and offers innovative architectonic and technological solutions.

Image Courtesy © Markus Pillhofer

Image Courtesy © Markus Pillhofer

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