Topping-out ceremony for one of the first buildings on the eastern construction plot of Hafenpark Quarter


At the official ceremony on February 14 in Frankfurt’s Ostend district, Martin Teigeler, authorized signatory and partner at AS+P, spoke about the architectural features of the highly energy-efficient new structure. It forms part of an urban development masterplan drawn up by AS+P and will play a relevant role in meeting the urgent demand for rented accommodation in Frankfurt/Main.

Still a shell: Spearheaded by AS+P and on behalf of Main Square Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, an eight-story building with a light, clearly structured facade and spacious loggias is under construction on the plot of land to the north of Hanauer Landstrasse. With its two-story clinker podium and avant-corps-like end structures it blends in with the classical industrial architecture in Frankfurt’s Ostend district.

A total of 134 high-end 1-4-room rented apartments will be built on the upper stories – the podium will provide space for retail outlets, a café, and a childcare center for approx. 120 children. Energy-wise the building far exceeds the requirements of the German Energy Saving Decree (EnEV): Meeting 55% of the requirements of EnEV and with reduced CO2 emission, it guarantees its tenants long-term low ancillary costs.

The housing marks the start of implementation of a masterplan that AS+P drew up some five years ago on behalf of B&L Gruppe as part of an urban development study for the “Honsell Triangle” and its immediate surroundings. The aim was to develop a mixed-usage quarter with a high proportion of housing. From the perspective of urban development, the housing also functions as the long-awaited missing link between the completed Ostendstrasse project site, downtown, and the Hanauer Landstrasse development axis.