Office buildings

OpernTurm, Frankfurt

The Frankfurt skyline will change in late 2009. A new showpiece will join the ranks of the city’s skyscrapers. At a height of 170 metres, the Frankfurt OpernTurm (Opera Tower) will be the sixth tallest building in the city. Situated directly opposite the Alte Oper (Old Opera House), construction work began on this new skyscraper in the autumn of 2006. The 42 storey building, which will offer 67000 m² of leasable space, rises into the sky on the 10000 m² site. A 26 metre high podium structure forms the basis. Architect Christoph Mäckler’s design, which features a completely natural stone facade, was awarded the prize in the architectural competition for the project. One distinctive attribute is that the OpernTurm is among the first new high-rise office buildings in Europe to be certified to the US LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold environmental standard. This is also reflected in energy consumption, which lies 23% below the target specification of the German Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV 2007).

Professor Christoph Mäckler Architekten, Frankfurt

Tishman Speyer, Frankfurt

HVAC Consultant:    
THS Consulting GmbH, Gelsenkirchen

Wolfferts, Cologne

Maintenance-free fire dampers from Wildeboer played their part here too. Installed here in large quantities FK90, FR90 and FK90K fire dampers due to their large cross-section - ensure the highest possible volume flow rates with minimum pressure drop. This contributes to optimised, energy efficient operation. At the same time, minimum noise levels also provide optimal human well-being. Moreover, VR1 and VK2 volume flow controllers support the high demands placed on room climate conditions.