Grand Tower Frankfurt, Germany
While high-rises usually evoke images of uninspiring concrete and sub-standard living, architectural firm Magnus Kaminiarz & Cie are looking to change all that with their ‘Grand Tower.’ Set to be resurrected in Frankfurt, once complete it’ll become the tallest residential building in Germany.
The Grand Tower by Magnus Kaminiarz & Cie is a 172-metre, 48-story skyscraper, that when completed will surpass the Colonia-Haus in Cologne which has stood as Germany’s tallest residential building since it was built in 1973.
Located in central Frankfurt, the high-rise will feature over 400 high-end abodes. Previously referred to as ‘tower 2′, the Grand Tower will also have ample space to fit in two retail outlets at ground level, as well as a lobby with concierge service for all of the building’s residents.
Comprising 44,000 square metres, it’s hoped that the landmark will become a new icon for the city with façade that’s far more than straight lines and breezeblocks. The Grand Tower has a diamond shaped floor plan and each home in the tower is directly connected to a balcony, which give privacy as well as offering protection from the wind and sun.
Inside, things are contemporary and spacious with bathrooms, shower rooms, guest toilets and utility rooms all facing the central core. The layout ensures maximum daylight and ventilation for the primary living areas and bedrooms which are positioned on the edges on the tower.
There’s a common area on the 7th Floor for all residents, and a communal garden on top of the building’s car park. On the 43rd Floor, there’ll even be a sun deck area, which is again accessible to all residents.
Construction on the Grand Tower is Frankfurt is already underway and work is due to be completed in the summer of 2019. Head over to the Magnus Kaminiarz & Cie Website for updates.