Skyscraper Theodor-Heuss-Allee

Frankfurt am Main

Located in the new development area "City West" near Frankfurt Fair Centre the new tower for Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein Investment Bank marries a rational, abstract office brief with surprising and emotional aspects. The task on hand was firstly to reduce the impact of the large building mass with a contour that weightlessly merges into the sky. Clarity and formality were required for the design of the ultramodern and flexible standardised office environment. 

Unexpected features, such as rooms for relaxation and communication, were inserted, adding further meaning end emotional value to a rather compact building structure. The design diagram is simple and clear. Two u-shaped seven-storey perimeter buildings frame a slim tower. Access to the complex is gained via an atrium resembling a plaza. The upper levels are reached via lifts and light-weight bridges, a sky lounge at the very top allows for an impressive view across Frankfurt.

Place Frankfurt am Main
Project New Headquarter of the Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
Client Investmentbank Zentrale, Dreyer Erste Verwaltungs GmbH, Dreyer Brettel & Kollegen Management GmbH
Design Gewers Kühn und Kühn
Size 60,000 sqm
Completion 2005
Team Project Manager Tilman Richter-von Senfft