Realising an Aspirational Project despite Difficult Property Parameters

Eschersheimer Landstraße 50-54, Frankfurt am Main
Year built:2002
Floor area:5,400 sqm
Plot size:3,000 sqm
Investment volume:€30m
Principal:Aachener Grundvermögen Kapitalanlage GmbH, Cologne
Architect:Jo Franzke, Frankfurt am Main

The rather unusual architecture of the building’s rear side is explained by the planning permit provision that some of the old-growth trees on the property has to be preserved. The challenge for the interior design was to set up the editorial offices and at the same time to create a place where the finance and business community could congregate. That is why the architecture is defined by openness and flexibility.