In Frankfurt's Ostend, the B&L Group is developing the Hafenpark district on the basis of the urban planning concept devised by AS+P. Around 570 homes are being built adjacent to the European Central Bank - along with an office complex with a high-rise, a hotel and a boarding house. The southern site, which forms the new district´s heart, is being developed with around 275 homes and the hotel next to the green space and the river banks.
AS+P is in charge of planning the four-star hotel, the design for which was created by Hadi Teherani and pbp - Prasch Buken and Partner. The new Scandic Hotel is set to boast 505 guest rooms, extensive conference facilities and an in-house restaurant. The 11-story building adjoins the district to the west and forms a veritable high point affording panoramic views of the river and the city skyline.
The approach to the hotel and the entrance to the spacious lobby, restaurant, and conference facilities will be on Eytelweinstrasse. The upper level will house a lounge and the GYM. The interplay of bright natural stone and extensive glass elements permits good views both inwards and outwards through the façade, enlivening the hotel and linking it to the district and the nearby green space. The typology of the façade is continued in different all-round variations on the residential buildings, forming a coherent overall picture that defines the ensemble in the district´s center.
The two-story underground car park houses the hotel's own car parking spaces and bike racks, charging stations for e-cars and e-bikes, and a central, noise-insulated delivery area.
The building is certified with the gold seal from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) in the system for "new hotel buildings, version 2015".