Frankfurt is one of Europe’s richest and most productive major cities. The city is famous for its strong economy, its status as one of the world’s leading aviation hubs, and for its vibrant arts and cultural scene. It’s no surprise that the city just keeps growing – which makes coveted living space all the rarer. Numerous property developments are currently in the pipeline or already under construction, aiming to create the new housing that the city so desperately needs. And exclusive apartments with premium fixtures and fittings, communal spaces and professional service are more popular than ever.
Germany’s tallest residential highrise, Grand Tower, soars 172 meters into the skies above Frankfurt. A stunning world of residential luxury is being created within the 401 condominiums hidden behind the gossamer facade of this imposing tower. Incidentally, it was the only German residential property to be shortlisted at the World Architecture Festival in the “Residential Future Projects” category. These exquisitely designed, spacious condominiums boast luxurious standards of home comfort combined with ample room for buyers to realize their personal design dreams. From mid-2019, residents will be able to savor the view of Frankfurt’s aspirational Europaviertel from their full-length, panoramic windows, balconies, loggias and terraces, and take advantage of the tower’s extensive range of amenities. These include the 1,000 m² roof garden, the 200 m² Sunset Deck on the 43rd floor, the community room with fully-equipped kitchen, and the first-class concierge service.
There are also major changes underway at the former Deutsche Bank site in downtown Frankfurt. Next year, development is set to start here on FOUR, with construction due to finish by 2022. FOUR is a complex of four high-rise buildings – a 228 m high hotel and office tower, a 100 m high office tower and two residential towers of 175 and 120 m. The development will create 600 apartments with direct views over the city’s banking district. The project’s amenities are equally impressive – in addition to a day care center, numerous shops and restaurants will add life to the complex, along with a two-storey Food Hall with about 30 stands, which will occupy the former Abs-Saal event space. A special highlight for residents will be the green roof and landscaped garden on the skyscraper’s elevated base at a height of about 25 meters, which includes a “Tanz-Garten.”
The former Hochhaus am Park is currently being extensively renovated. This vacant, 26-storey office building is being transformed into a twin tower by 2020 – with a 96 m high residential building housing 130 apartments, and a 19-storey hotel tower boasting 150 hotel rooms. 160 Park View is clearly positioned in the premium property segment and its condominiums will be among the most expensive in Frankfurt. The fact that customers' expectations of residential high-rises are increasing is reflected in the services and amenities incorporated here, which extend far beyond those offered in classic residential towers. A restaurant, a café and a kindergarten will all be created in 160 Park View to make life all the more comfortable for residents.
A one-of-a-kind residential experience in an extraordinary and distinctive design, with outstanding interiors and a singular quality of living – this is the guiding philosophy behind the Porsche Design Tower, which will grace Frankfurt’s Europaviertel from 2018. This is the first Porsche Design Tower in Europe, and its every feature is synonymous with luxury. Spread over 30 floors, each of the 150 apartments will feature its own unique design concept. These Porsche Design Suites will be available as fully furnished and exclusively designed boutique apartments, two-storey townhouses, one- to five-room apartments and penthouses. Among the project’s many highlights are its automated parking facilities and electric vehicle charging station.
Henninger Turm in Sachsenhausen is another exclusive residential development with a strong commitment to vertical living. The residential tower is 140 m tall and is being built on the site of the Henniger brewery’s former grain silo. The 209 premium condominiums and sweeping loft apartments will be ready for their new owners in summer 2017 and feature a range of sophisticated design touches and materials, together with the panoramic vista of the Frankfurt skyline, the River Main and the city’s verdant surroundings. In keeping with the opulent luxury within the apartments, the tower also boasts a concierge service, 24/7 security, fine dining and exclusive fitness and wellness facilities, which include a rooftop pool – with breathtaking views provided at no extra cost!
The redesign of Frankfurt's inner city goes even further. The mixed-used object Flare of Frankfurt will be built on the former Rundschau site, close to the Zeil shopping street, and will be completed by the end of 2018. The seven-storey residential building, Flare Living, will include 57 high-quality furnished apartments, including penthouses with roof terraces and spectacular views over Frankfurt's skyline. Flare of Frankfurt’s commercial section will feature two hotels and a large number of retail and catering areas, offering a wide range of services for residents.
Frankfurt’s new generation of premium apartments are not only being developed in residential towers. The eight-storey La Maison Claire in the city’s Europaviertel, for example, is home to 101 condominiums developed for investors. La Maison Claire entices residents with genuine wood flooring, full-length windows, premium fitted kitchens, luxurious materials and state-of-the-art technology. Residents will also appreciate the comprehensive range of services on offer, which includes a laundry salon and on-site tenant management, on hand to provide support to both tenants and investors. The development’s commercial units will house a children’s daycare provider, a restaurant and a retailer, and will further enhance the experience of comfort and convenience for La Maison Claire’s new residents, who are due to start moving in by mid-2017.
Images and image credits:
Cover: Skyline Frankfurt © Fotolia
01: Grand Tower © Zabel Property
02: Four © Groß und Partner
03: 160 Park View © RFR Holding
04: Porsche Design Tower © Blauraum
05: Henninger Turm © Eve Images
06: Flare of Frankfurt © Cadman
07: Le Maison Claire © Lukas Gedziorowski