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BUILDING
 
 
Commerzbank Headquarters
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Germany [Deutschland]
Land
Hesse [Hessen]
District
Darmstadt
Town
Frankfurt am Main
Address
Große Gallusstraße, Kaiserstraße, Kirchnerstraße, Neue Mainzer Straße
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Commercial buildings
Banks, securities exchanges and buildings for financial activity
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1993    
Realisation
1997
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Wolf-Christian Setzepfandt, Architekturführer Frankfurt am Main, Dietrich Riemer Verlag, Berlin 2002 (3rd edition), p. 96.
Fulvio Irace, "Geopolitica del grattacielo/Geopolitics of the Skyscraper", Lotus international 101, giugno/june 1999 [Grattacieli/Skyscrapers], p. 19 (6-40)
6th Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture, Fundació Mies van der Rohe and ACTAR, Barcelona 1999, pp. 42-45
Helmut C. Schulitz, Werner Sobek, Karl J. Hebermann, Atlante dell'Acciaio, UTET, Torino 1999, pp. 380-383
Volker Fischer, Ralph Richter, Horst Gruneis, Sir Norman Foster and Partners. Commerzbank, Frankfurt Am Main, Edition Axel Menges GmbH, 1998
Kai Eckart, Den Wolken Entgegen, Herbert Utz Verlag, München 1998 (2nd edition), pp. 54-57
Manuel Cuadra, "Norman Foster & Partners. Sede centrale di una Banca, Francoforte/Headquarters of a bank in Frankfurt", Domus 798, novembre/november 1997 [Star System], pp. 20-26
"Hochhaus einer Bank in Frankfurt am Main/Bank Tower in Frankfurt-on-Main", Detail 3/1997 [Solares Bauen/Solar Architecture/Architecture et Soleil], "Dokumentation" pp. 349-354
Ian Lambot, Colin Davis (ed.), Commerzbank Frankfurt. Prototype for an Ecological High-rise, Birkhäuser, Basel 1997
Degenhard Sommer, Ove Arup & Partners, Birkhäuser-Verlag, Basel 1994, pp. 36-37.
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CLIENT
 
 
Immobilienvermietungsgesellschaften Alpha & Beta
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
building m. 258,7
antenna 1997 m. 298,74
antenna 2001 m. 300,25
Floors
56 aboveground
Weight
structural steel t. 18.000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ove Arup & Partners, London
Krebs & Keifer, Darmstadt
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STAFF
 
Project
Norman Foster & Partners
Project architect
Spencer de Grey, London
Uwe Nienstedt, Sven Ollmann, Frankfurt
Design team
Sir Norman Foster, Spencer de Grey, Ken Shuttleworth, Mark Sutcliffe, Brandon Haw, Robin Partington, Hans Brouwer, Uwe Nienstedt, Sven Ollmann, George Brennan, Stefan Behling, John Silver, Paul Kalkhoven, Arthur Branthwaite, Chris Eisner, Christopher Allercamp, Giuseppe Boscherini, Simon Bowden, Thomas Braun, Eckhardt Burling, Kei-Lu Cheong, Charles Collett, Penny Collins, Nigel Curry, John Drew, Matthew Downing, Alex Gounaris, Nadi Jahangiri, Natalie Maguire, Nikolai Malsch, Matthias Massari, Stig Mikkelson, Logan Reilly, Michael Richter, Giles Robinson, Cormac Ryan, Thomas Scheel, Paul Scott, Mandy Bates, Kinna Stallard, Christine Tomsche, Huw Turner, Peter Unkrig, Ken Wai, Andreas Wolff, Alan Wilkinson-Marten, Louisa Williams, Michael Wurzel
Environmental design
Sommerlad & Partners
Lighting design
Thomas Ende
Art intervention
J. Seward Johnson (sculptures)
Facades consultant
Ingenieur Büro Schalm
Mechanical engineer
Roger Preston & Partners
Pettersen & Ahrens
Electrical engineer
Schad & Hölzel
Lighting engineer
Lichtdesign, Claude Engle
Graphic design
Per Arnoldi
Construction supervision
Nervus
General contractor
Hochtief AG
Contractor
Dillinger Stahlbau GmbH (steel)
 
 
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