IDENTITY AND EXCLUSIVITY
IN THE BEATING HEART OF THE CITY
The square in Hauptwache is one of the most important and best-known places in Frankfurt. It is here that a new urban centre with excellent prospects is being created between the Bankenviertel business district and the city centre.
This heart of the city beats with the pulse of an entire region. In more ways than one, HAUPTWACHE EINS represents a modern location that will shape the city’s identity, one that combines dynamism, openness, flexibility and interconnectivity.
A place that brings together future-oriented working, boutique retail concepts and excellent gastronomy. As a location, HAUPTWACHE EINS is in itself a statement. It embodies urban atmosphere, homeliness and warmth in striking architecture at a unique, historical site.
TOTAL LETTABLE AREA
APPROX. 10.100 M2 (GIF)
LETTABLE OFFICE SPACE
APPROX. 7.150 M2 (GIF)
+ ROOF TERRACES
VERMIETBARE RETAIL UND- GASTRONOMIEFLÄCHE
Retail CA. 1.550 M2
Gastro CA. 390 M2
APPROX. 140 INTERNAL BICYCLE STANDS
UNDERGROUND AND RAPID TRANSIT STATIONS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING
OF TIMBER, GLASS AND STONE
First impressions matter: with its bright spaces, elegance and homely feeling, HAUPTWACHE EINS is nothing less than compelling. Inspired by Scandinavian design, minimalism and warmth are the focus in this building. Large-format, floor-to ceiling timber casement windows give structure to the sanded and matte-polished Terrazzo façade.
In HAUPTWACHE EINS, timber, glass and stone combine with a number of green areas to form an organic, sustainable and resource-efficient whole. From an architectural standpoint, the result is an inspiring fundamental energy that enables occupants to discover new collaborative synergies.
In the forefront for us is the diversity of the people in the building, not the building itself. We are fascinated by this diversity and want to interpret this into our architecture.
FOR NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE
With an overall concept geared towards the future, HAUPTWACHE EINS creates added value for current and future generations. The focus here is on green building standards and on efficient building management to make the city centre more attractive. Intelligent building technologies and smart sensors help to further improve the energy footprint and also ensure increased comfort and homeliness.
The offices in HAUPTWACHE EINS can be used for anything. With excellent views of the city, the building offers ultimate scope for creativity for exploiting the space’s potential, turning plans into reality and achieving future goals. Working in an aesthetically sophisticated environment with state-of-the-art technical infrastructure and bespoke floor plans – HAUPTWACHE EINS offers everything its occupants may need.
A NEW PERSPECTIVE
ON QUALITY OF LIFE
In the future, the office will be seen as a place of togetherness and identification with one’s company more than ever before. HAUPTWACHE EINS offers workplaces that promote diversity and social interaction and support the development of interdisciplinary processes.
This enables everyone to benefit from each other, make progress together and increase quality of life in various different ways.
IN THE BASEMENT
It is planned to create an attractive shopping gallery in the ground and 1st basement area, bringing diversity and new impetus into HAUPTWACHE EINS.
This will become a pitch for selected upscale retail in the fashion, lifestyle, fine foods and convenience segments; close to the customers, catering for their needs.
The ideal space for that special something with a discernible love of detail and the best things in life. The shopping arcade will set an appealing, vibrant and inspirational tone and enrich the overall building.
HAUPTWACHE EINS will be a new highlight within the city centre offering plenty of space to enjoy and relax. It is easily accessible from all directions; tailored for successful businesses and flourishing shops.
FOR GETTING AROUND – MOBILITY HUB
Cycling, running, walking, being out and about. Mobility and transport connectivity are important factors when it comes to location – and they will continue to be. Thanks to its excellent location and short distance from ideal sites, HAUPTWACHE EINS lives up to the requirements for the 15-minute city concept.
The building places new mobility concepts and the necessary range of options that these entail at the core of its design. This is demonstrated in the building’s direct public transport connections, bicycle storage spaces and electric charging stations. Pioneering architecture concepts mean that the urban mobility of the future will be compatible with cities, user-friendly, sustainable and safe.
The Hauptwache: The building built by Johann Jakob Samhaimer in the 18th century can look back on an eventful history. Originally used as a guard, it was completely destroyed in World War II and rebuilt true to the original in 1968.
On the southern side of the Hauptwache square is another of the city’s famous icons – the Katharinenkirche church, constructed in 1681. The Baroque building was also destroyed during World War II. Since its reconstruction in 1954, the Katharinenkirche and surrounding buildings including the clock tower from the Wilhelminian period have become landmarks in the city.
The Hauptwache department store was opened in 1956. In the following years, the square became continually busier as more stores opened their doors.
The Baroque Hauptwache building is a true symbol of Frankfurt. The development of HAUPTWACHE EINS will serve to redefine and reinterpret the historic location.
NEW GROUND – SUSTAINABLY
HAUPTWACHE EINS will be constructed in compliance with KfW Effizienzhaus Standard 55 and will include a holistic energy concept with a photovoltaic installation on the roof and district heating conforming to the highest sustainability requirements.
During the pre-certification process, HAUPTWACHE EINS was able to achieve the full score of points and was awarded LEED Platinum. This equals to the highest possible standard to be achieved to do credit to a sustainably oriented building concept.
Highest ecological standards: this encompasses the entire development cycle, from low-emission demolition to the use of environmentally friendly building materials with a high proportion of recycled elements and efficient building operation.
A special highlight: the landscaped roof with widespread planting serves to improve the city center atmosphere, with rainwater recycled to encourage biodiversity. The generous terrace areas and the species-rich planting on various levels offer users an outdoor living space with a sustainable ambience. The focus is on people and the ecological benefits.
The underground garage will be fitted with EV-charging points for cars and e-bikes.
Efficient district heating covers the building’s energy requirement for heating
Natural building materials, such as timber, glass and stone, provide a pleasant sense of space and interior climate
Cisterns on the roof ensure that rainwater is used sustainably, including to water the building’s native plants
Generous amounts of greenery on the roof – including native plants – increase biodiversity, create attractive meeting areas and significantly improve the building’s microclimate
A number of large solar panels reduce the building’s CO2 emissions by approx. 24 tonnes per year
Intelligent building technology, including smart sensors, leads to a positive energy footprint and enhances comfort
Efficient comfort – on-demand cooling on every floor
140 indoor bicycle storage spaces, accessible via a large lift, with electric charging stations and directly adjoining changing rooms and showers
Partial preservation of the building: by reusing the outer walls of the basement, some 142.5 tonnes of CO2 have been saved, as have many other key resources
c. 700.000 litres
Up to 2,000 kg
c. 72 %
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