FOUR 
Frankfurt, Germany 
Rendering: UN Studio © Groß & Partner
Rendering: UN Studio © Groß & Partner
Rendering: UN Studio © Groß & Partner
Rendering: UN Studio © Groß & Partner
FOUR 
Deutsche Bank Area
Frankfurt, Germany 

project description


In March 2016 it was announced that the Dutch architectural firm UNStudio had won a concept competition for the urban redevelopment of Frankfurt’s DB estate with its plan to build four skyscrapers connected by a shared base structure. The winning design involves demolishing all but the historically listed buildings on Junghofstraße to make space for the development on the proposed site. According to the concept, the individual towers will stand at 228 metres (Tower 1), 173 metres (Tower 2), 120 metres (Tower 3) and 100 metres (Tower 4) in height. The largest of the towers – a 59-storey skyscraper located on Großen Gallusstraße – will become the third-tallest structure in Frankfurt and serve as a hotel and office building. The shortest tower – situated on Junghofstraße – will also house offices. The remaining two high-rises will contain 600 apartments.

 


After consultation with the city’s historic monument authorities, permission was granted for the creation of two openings in the long block of the 1950s buildings on Junghofstraße to allow public access to the site for the very first time. The new six-storey base structure will contain shops, food outlets and a day care centre in a move to revitalise the area and transform it into a vibrant public space.
The construction site will be one of the largest ever seen in Frankfurt and provide employment for up to 3,000 people. The size of the overall investment is estimated at one billion euros. When completed, the new urban quarter will offer workspaces for 3,000 people and accommodation for a further 1,000.

Data


Client:
Groß & Partner, Frankfurt, Germany

Architect:
UNStudio, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Start of planning: 2017

GFA above ground: 210,000 m² | GFA below ground: 100,000 m² | Height (Main tower): 228 m | Level (Main tower): 59 | Flats: approx. 600

Service:
Structural engineering
Concept Design to Construction Document Phase, Preparation of contract award to Construction Supervision
(in cooperaton with Werner Sobek, Frankfurt am Main)

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Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams in Frankfurt suchen wir möglichst kurzfristig eine/n qualifizierte/n Sekretär/in (Vollzeit).

Für unser Team in München suchen wir eine/n qualifizierte/n BIM-Koordinator/in im Bereich Tragwerksplanung, Fachrichtung Hochbau.

18 October 2018, 10.15 am

Workflows - BIM als Paradigmenwechsel in der Tragwerksplanung

At this year's Autodesk University in Darmstadt, Torsten Künzler and Alexander Hofbeck will give a presentation about the BIM Development of Bollinger+Grohmann and our office philosophy as part of the series of lectures on the theme "Experience the Future of Making Things".

14 October 2018

Torroja Medal for Manfred Grohmann

We are pleased to announce, that Manfred Grohmann will receive the Torroja Medal 2019 of the IASS. The engraved medal represents the highest individual recognition given by the Association to members or nonmembers of the Association in recognition of outstanding and distinguished contributions to design, construction or research of shell and/or spatial structures. It is conferred upon those who embody the ideals and accomplishments of Eduardo Torroja, the founding president of the IASS.

12 October 2018, 9.20 a.m.

Formfindung mit parametrischen Entwurfsmethoden

Lecture by Agnes Weilandt (B+G) at the "Tragwerksplaner-Symposium - Vision und Konstruktion" (12. October 2018) in Berlin.

Organiser:
Verband Beratender Ingenieure VBI

Venue:
Universität der Künste, Einsteinufer 43-53, 10587 Berlin

12 October 2018, 2.15 p.m.

Planen und Bauen mit Stahl

Lecture by Manfred Grohmann at the "39. Deutscher Stahlbautag" (11 - 12 October 2018) in Duisburg.

Venue:
Mercatorhalle Duisburg im CityPalais, Landfermannstraße 6, 47051 Duisburg

October 2018

First prize: “Equipment Sportif Saint Sauveur” in Lille

The sports hall “Equipment Sportif Saint Sauveur” in Lille, designed by the architects from Face B together with Bollinger+Grohmann, has been awarded the first prize.
The building features a striking timber roof structure with concave curbes and will be made of precast concrete elements. Bollinger+Grohmann Paris worked on the structural design.

10 October 2018

Opening of the Frankfurt Pavilion

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will attend the 70th Frankfurter Buchmesse (10 - 14 October): In a festive ceremony, he will open the Frankfurt Pavilion, the new, iconic event venue at the book fair.

4 October 2018

"Trophées Eiffel 2018": Award for the project Quai de la Moselle, Salle de Sport

The Bollinger + Grohmann Paris office in collaboration with Bureaux faceB has won the ‘Trophees Eiffel 2018’ for the sports hall Quai de la Moselle in Calais in the DIVERTIR category. The prize is awarded to buildings built entirely or partially in steel and are located in France.

Image copyright: Maxime Delvaux

2 October 2018, 2pm

Fluid flow glazing façades – Potential for the building envelope

Lecture by Daniel Pfanner at the 13th Conference on Advanced Building Skins.

27 September 2018, 11 a.m.

SMAQ: System – Mehrwert – Architektur – Qualität

Keynote lecture by Christoph Gengnagel (B+G Berlin) on the occasion of the information days "Serielles Bauen" of the competence centre for sustainable buildings (IKzB) in Berlin.

Location : Fasanenstraße 87a, 10623 Berlin
Time: 26 and 27 September 2018, 10-13 am

Best of the Best: Deutsche Bank Campus awarded with the ICONIC AWARD

We are happy about the "Best of the Best" award from the international design awards for the new Deutsche Bank Campus building in Frankfurt, which KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten received in the »Architecture« category.
Bollinger und Grohmann have implemented the design of the new building for the structural and façade engineering.
The transparent new building forms an ensemble together with an office building, also by KSP in cooperation with B+G which was completed in 2003.

28 September 2018

Sculpture "Die Große Illusion"

Short movie clip in yesterday's edition of the daily news show Hessenschau on the nine-meter-long and 1.8-ton temporary exterior sculpture "The Great Illusion" by the artist duo Winter / Hoerbelt at the Frankfurter Kunstverein in the Old Town.

September 2018

Won: Competition "WOHNENPLUS NKL 16" IN DÜSSELDORF

for the architects Lengfeld & Wilisch for the new development of the Niederkasseler Lohweg 16 in Düsseldorf. Bollinger + Grohmann Frankfurt was involved in the area of building physis to support the architects on the topics of sound immission protection and sound insulation against external noise for the design of the building with commercial, office and residential use.

7 September 2018

Feasibility study: Modernization of OBOS headquarters

Together with Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter, we had the pleasure to work with OBOS, one of the largest residential builders in Norway. OBOS wishes to modernize their headquarters, a 1960s building complex located in the heart of Oslo.

6 September 2018

Competition won: MedUni Campus Vienna

Congratulations to the team of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects & Architektur Consult who won the two-stage competition. Bollinger + Grohmann Vienna worked on the structural design.

August 2018

ESO Supernova in Garching - in detail structure 03/18

The latest edition of detail structure presents the special formwork of the geometrically highly complex new planetarium and visitor center near Munich. As part of an interdisciplinary team, Bollinger + Grohmann were responsible for the development and calculation of the load-bearing structure of the solid construction.

31 August 2018

Competition won: «tødd life» Notodden

Dyrvik Arkitekter AS, SLA Landskabsarkitekter and Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure have won a two-part competition to build an old people's home and a residential complex on the site of a former steelworks.

30 August 2018

La Vrillette

“La Vrillette” is the winner of the inter-student competition organized within the course "Sculpture tectonique" taught at ENSA-Paris-La-Villette.

27 August 2018

Inauguration of MHK Campus

The 112 m long building is characterized by a spectacular, 32 m long cantilever. It forms the canopy for the entrance area of the building. The cantilever is realized by two four-storey steel trusses, which are connected back to the solid part of the building.
Bollinger + Grohmann was in charge of the structural design.

23 July 2018

AEC Hackathon Berlin: first prize for the best Dynamo Project

After three exciting days in Berlin, the AEC Hackathon is over. It was a pleasure for the team of B+G to meet so many enthusiastic and interesting developers, architects and engineers.
Furthermore, we are very honoured to have won the first prize for the best Dynamo Project. The task of our team was to develop an algorithm to clean up analytical models in Revit for future projects. First it will be used for a big high-rise project in Frankfurt, which is currently in the design phase.

21 June 2018

Won: competition Castle Clemenswerth and Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Museum

We are pleased to announce that the team of architects STUDIOBORNHEIM won together with hutterreimann Landschaftsarchitekten from Berlin in collaboration with Bollinger + Grohmann the 1st prize in the competition for the new vistor's centre in the Castle Clemenswerth in Sögel, Germany.

18 June 2018

Deutscher Ingenieurbaupreis 2018: recognition

for the project "Kraftwerk Lausward":
We are very happy about the decision of the jury to award the Lausward Power Plant with a recognition. The project is a collaboration with kadawittfeldarchitektur from Aachen and has already received several awards.

June 2018

Won: bridge competition in Liège

for the team of the architects from AgwA and B+G in the architecture competition for a 100 m long footbridge, with a central span of 25m over a railroad, near Liège in Belgium. B+G were responsible for the structural engineering.

23 May 2018

Biskop Gunnerus Gate 14B Complex

The Biskop Gunnerus Gate 14B Complex near Oslo Central Station with C.F.Møller, Kristin Jarmund and Rodeo Architects is featured in today's CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Global News - a source for worldwide news on tall buildings and urban development.
Bollinger+Grohmann in Oslo was in charge of the feasibility study.

9 May 2018

Merck Campus on baunetz.de

The recently completed Innovation Centre in Darmstadt is presented in detail on baunetz.de.

Bollinger und Grohmann was in charge of the structural design.

08 May 2018

Award for the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center at Al Ain

We are happy to announce that we’ve been awarded with the "Austrian Green Planet Building Award" for our contribution as structural engineers of one of the most energy efficient buildings in the Gulf region, the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center in Al Ain, UAE.

28 April 2018

Opening of ESO Supernova

The cutting-edge astronomy centre, hosting the largest titled planetarium in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will open its doors to the public on the 28th of April. The centre is a public educational facility with an interactive exhibition that will engage the visitors to discover and understand the universe around us. Bollinger + Grohmann was in charge of the structural engineering.

13 April 2018

Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure now also in Stuttgart

Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure is since this week also located with a branch in Stuttgart besides the offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Rome, Paris, Oslo and Melbourne.

The current company EFA Ingenieure GmbH (formerly RFR Stuttgart) joins us with all employees, their know-how and current projects as a new branch.

New website online: Ingenieurtalente

The website is supported by the German Consulting Engineers Association VBI state associations and provides information about careers, training and contact persons in the fiel of engineering careers. The goal is to arouse interest among young people for the job of a structural engineer and the workspace in an engineering office.