The headquarters of Fraport AG, so-called Building 178, is located east of Gate 3 of Frankfurt Airport, and is part of the "central area". The latter links the two passenger terminals 1 and 2, and is ideally suited as the location for the head offices of airport operator Fraport AG.
The building can be used both from the public but also from the "operational" zones, providing maximum flexibility in its future usage. A central atrium serves as an impressive entrance hall, but largely forms the building's main communication space. The hall is intersected by numerous walkways, which link the two adjoining office sections to one another. As a result, the covered atrium forms a protected, peaceful outside space in the lively airport environment, which can be used equally intensively for interaction or relaxation. Both the atrium's attractive design and the special concept for the kitchenettes and communal areas of the office spaces, ensure the primary aim is achieved, namely to foster and facilitate informal communication. In addition, the concept allows a completely flexible and extremely easy use of the various office and meeting zones. The neat details, technically sophisticated implementation, the colour and material concept, and the reduced yet high quality design are in line with the corporate design of Fraport AG. Essential elements were developed in dialogue with the responsible specialist departments and a committee of future users. AS+P welcomed this process from the beginning and provided intensive support for it, as it fits in with the office's own design approach.
In meeting the high demands for sustainability and efficiency the building combines low operational and usage costs with high comfort for users. The building has received the highest possible certification in platinum: `Deutsches Gütesiegel für Nachhaltiges Bauen in Platin' from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).