The Senckenbergturm, an office building with a WICONA façade made from recycled end-of-life aluminium
The Senckenbergturm is one of the two tallest points of the four-part ensemble. With its trapezoidal ground plan, the striking tower provides the neighboring ONE FORTY WEST with the maximum amount of space despite its narrowness while simultaneously unleashing its own identity and impact on the urban space. Across 26 floors, the slim office tower offers the perfect environment for future-oriented work, concentrated teamwork and individual free spaces, tailored precisely to the needs of innovative companies.
Up to 1,200 employees will find work there. The façade architecture designed by MA Architekten and Moser Assoziierte Architekten PartmBb is a real eye-catcher. The reduced silhouette of the tower is visually divided by two seams. These deliberate incisions provide a clear distinction between the plinth, shaft and crown. Several storeys are combined into units that vary in rhythm. This principle of layered volume makes it possible to respond to the features of the individual floors and is particularly evident in the plinth. A leafy roof terrace with views of the Frankfurt skyline has been created at a height of around 23 meters above the trapezoidal, projecting part of the building.
Oliver Cyrus explains: “The green space on the roof allows for improved air quality, lower temperatures, better acoustics and a higher quality of stay." Another highlight is the spacious entrance hall. Extending over two floors, it radiates transparency and openness because it is fully glazed. A dining area is also planned for the ground floor.
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany Year: 2021 Building Type: Office buildings Customer: 99West Tower GmbH & Co. KG Architect: MA Architekten and Moser Assoziierte Architekten PartmBb Fabricator: Rupert App GmbH & Co. Building owner: 99 West Tower GmbH & Co. KG und BNP Paribas Real Estate Holding GmbH Photographer: © MEDIASHOTS Used systems: Façades WICTEC EL evo
The façade solution ensures significant reduction of CO2 footprint
The request to create the modern office tower in the most resource and environmentally friendly way possible came from the client, BNP Paribas Real Estate. As an international operator, this company attaches great importance to sustainability.
For example, 95% of the façade of the Senckenbergturm was created using unitised façades from WICONA, which are made from Hydro CIRCAL end-of-life aluminium, a material previously used in an aluminium windows, doors or façades and therefore requiring just 5% of the energy of primary aluminium during production. This is clearly reflected in the ecological footprint, as Oliver Cyrus explains: "With the Hydro CIRCAL façade, we were able to save 1,760 tonnes of CO2, a significant contribution to sustainable construction."
USED HYDRO CIRCAL 75R
CO2 EMISSION SAVINGS