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Digital Collection Egon Eiermann

Design Office tower Senckenberganlage


Design Office tower Senckenberganlage

The building site is located on the edge of a disorganised urban square, which is intersected by a busy arterial road. The high-rise building design is related to this arterial road in its layout and design: the emergency staircase stands as a point de vue in its almost two kilometre long, unbroken axis, to which the two angled buildings of different heights are connected with glazed bridges: their shape corresponds to the directions of the roads branching off here. The building is planned as a steel skeleton construction with steel ceilings and curtain walls. The cores were to absorb the wind forces in conjunction with the emergency staircase made of reinforced concrete.

Immo Boyken, „Entwurfscharakteristika im Werk von Egon Eiermann aus der Zeit nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg“ , Diss., Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät Architektur, Teil III, S. 256

Project-specific information

Project Design Office tower Senckenberganlage
Persons involved
  • Egon Eiermann, Architektur
Project period 1964

Object-specific information

Typology Bürogebäude, office buildings

Site-specific information

Country Deutschland
City Frankfurt am Main