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Old September 6th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #1
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FRANKFURT | TaunusTurm | 170m | 40 fl | 68m | 19 fl | Com

* German thread for Taunusturm

* Official website


Update, july 28, 2011
- the design of the office tower has been changed slightly
- the design of the residential building has been changed significantly, the tower has been increased in hight to approx. 70m

Design visualizations:





Source: www.taunusturm.de



update, january 21, 2011:

Quote:
Originally Posted by HD View Post
its official now, the developer tishman speyer just held a conference: construction is about to start immediately after demolition (which began a few days ago).

some facts:

- height of the office tower has been increased again to 170 meters
(initially it was 115m tall, then it was increased to 135m, then increased again to 160m and a second tower was added - a 19 storey, 63m tall residential building)
- the office tower will have 40 floors and 60,000 sq m of office space
- the residential tower will remain as planned (50 apartments, 7,500 sq m)
- 350 parking spaces
- total usable space is 75,000 sq m
- architect is gruber + kleine-kraneburg
- demolition started a few days ago
- construction is due to start immediately after demolition.
- date of completion is december 2013

source: immobilienzeitung from today

first rendering:




by tishman speyer


news in english:
http://www.commerzreal.com/en/press/...deaef67c4f91bf




update, may 25, 2009:
official project presentation of the project (new version)


some additional info:
- new name: taunusturm
- the office tower has 40 floors (39 office floors and a ground floor)
- height 160m (25m more than previous design, and 45m more than initial design)
- public restaurant on the top floor
- gastronomy and retail on the ground floor
- the residential tower has 19 floors
- height 60m
- 54 apartments
- gastronomy and retail on the ground floor

first rendering:











update, feb 24, 2009:
project contains one 160m office tower and a 60m tall residential tower. official project presentation will be on march 16, 2009




update, oct 2, 2008:
the new height revealed: 158m




update, may 28, 2008:
design has changed, height increased to 150m




original text with previous design



...yet another surprising project for frankfurt ...

KAISERKARREE

LOCATION:Frankfurt, Banking Distrist, Neue Mainzer Strasse
FLOORS:38
HEIGHT:135m (443ft)
ARCHITECT:GKK
FACTS:
  • the site consists of several buildings with up to 10 storeys
  • the current occupiers leave the site in october, demolition to follow soon
  • the tower includes a 6-storey passage cutting through the building
  • public space on the 25th floor (bar and gallery) and on the 36th floor
  • office and residential use
  • the developer is tishman speyer, construction starts in 2008
  • natural stone facade
  • despite low height around 90,000 sq m (over 1 million sq ft) of usable space and a much needed filler in the main cluster


LOCATION:

see this photo of a www.deutsches-architektur-forum.de member:

---------> http://www.deutsches-architektur-for...ka_site_01.jpg
---------> http://www.deutsches-architektur-for...te_wegfall.jpg

RENDERINGS (OLD DESIGN):









location of the tower in the main cluster:




apparently the design shown here may have been changed since the presentation - but until we won't get new info this is how the project may look like
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Old September 6th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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Wow, that skyline is really booming! More and more!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #3
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Great, cant wait for this project.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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Hhmmmm, great size, but dissapointing exterieur.
But anyway, a nice addiction to the extraordinary growing skyline of Frankfurt.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #5
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I don't like the facade, and the composition is not original at all!
BUT a great skyline isn't made only by masterpieces, a good contribution to the main cluster.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #6
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Old September 6th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #7
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this gapfiller will be a really nice addition, especially for views from the Taunusanlage (Frankfurt's "Central Park") towards the Bankenviertel!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #8
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Thanks for doing this nice job of starting this thread! (I was just about doing it myself after your hint)

The start for this project seems just to be imminent. Currently there are tenders for the demolition of the old buildings and the excavation pit. Maybe they wait until the Expo Real exhibition in October for the official announcement... Hopefully not!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #9
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love this project. maybe it is boxy but that's what i like on it
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Old September 6th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #10
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public space on the 25th floor (bar and gallery) and on the 36th floor <3
endlich mal mit homes dahingehn un einen kippen (in nem skyscrapa xD)

im lovin it xD

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Old September 6th, 2007, 10:32 PM   #11
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boring boxy design...frankfurt deserves better. i hope facade wont be like here on render...it's too dark.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 11:39 PM   #12
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Probably it's about to change in loads of details, because it's not in calmer waters fo real now. We'll see. Btw: I just like this design, it's bold and a great addition to the skyline - and I'm quite satisfied of looking at (imo) mostly much more exchangeable/boring glass-boxes, like that kinda ones u find shitloads of in every part of the entire universe.

I wanna offer u two more illustrations of the Kaiserkarree - the quality just sucks, but they're showing the buildup situation quite well. Here we go:

A wooden model with the highrise at the centre

A b/w render of the situation round the Taunusanlage (the park in front)
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Old September 7th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #13
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I love it!
I like box- designs anyway.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 08:53 AM   #14
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cool building with different heights - I love black boxes , the Sears and Hancock for FFM.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #15
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Hope they dont change the design. Love it how it is.
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erbsenzaehler, my impression is that this project has already entered the port. It's just that noone could notice as they forgot to blow the horn until now. I have no doubt that it will start this year.

I really like it, especially seen in its vicinity. A slight point of critic might be that the side to the park could be a little bit more structered. As it is now it appears a little bit to flat and massive, also compared to its sides. One more edge or set back would be fine, nothing significant. But let's wait for an official render before forming a view on it.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 10:07 AM   #17
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i hope that's not only the old design! this is such a excellent and fabulous building. im lovin' it! cant wait to see this tower alive!
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Old September 8th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #18
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pull it up! 10/10 <3
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Old September 9th, 2007, 12:23 AM   #19
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Quote:
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I don't like the facade, and the composition is not original at all!
BUT a great skyline isn't made only by masterpieces, a good contribution to the main cluster.
agreed, it's not a masterpiece but the skyline will increase it's density
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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #20
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Frankfurt needs lots of dense midrises. Right no is more a collection of 150-200m towers with low rise architecture in between.

If Kaiserkaree is completed, Frankfurt will have its first street intersection with skyscrapers at each corner. And more is to come.
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