"Green Towers" - Headquarters Deutsche Bank

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Architects
Mario Bellini Architects
Year
2010
Cost
100M - 1Bn
Client
Deutsche Bank AG
Team
Mario Bellini, Giulio Castegini, Giorgio Origlia, and collaborators: Manuel Hoff, Alessandro Zufferli, Luca Bosetti, Camilla Galli
Technical Architect
GPM von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Project Management
Drees & Sommer Frankfurt GmbH
Structural Engineering
S.A.N. Stöffler Abraham Neujahr GmbH
Structural Engineering "Sphere“
B+G Ingenieure Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH
Lighting Design
AG Licht
Energy and Climatology Concept
PB Berchtold Ing. Büro
Mechanical Services
Ebert-Ingenieure GmbH
Landscape Architect
Kiparlandschaftsarchitekten GbR
Information Design
Unit-design GmbH
General Contractor
ARGE Lindner/ Imtech

Awards:
Competition by invitation only. Winning project.

The project is the architectonic renovation of two existing towers through the complete replacement of the exterior in glass of the buildings and the refurbishment of the interiors, touching on the distributive aspects as well.
The space set apart by the client for the redesign of the exteriors is limited to the purely technical aspects aimed at the optimisation of the factors regarding the environmental and energy sustainability of the buildings.
Deutsche Bank has very clear ideas: “The goal is to create an ecologically sustainable office building – with a remedial design setting worldwide standards. With the renovation of our headquarters we want to make an active contribution to climate protection. The greatest refurbishment of a building undertaken in Europe will create one of the most eco-friendly high-rise buildings in the world – the headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt.
Here are some data that demonstrate the ‘Greentowers’” innovative sustainability: 98% of materials recycled, 55% savings in electricity, 74% savings in water,‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’, LEED certification, 67% savings in heating and cooling energy, 89% reduction in CO 2 emissions, 20% greater space efficiency”.
While one might say that nothing has changed from the architectural point of view on the outside of the building, everything has changed on the inside.
A great sphere of metal obtained by the free aggregation of metal sheets is the most “memorable” element of the project.
The sphere, placed at the crossing of the main distribution paths, preannounces the freedom with which all the environments have been redesigned for their spatial modernisation and for the materials employed.

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