CANYON, Frankfurt/Main

How can you revitalize a district and simultaneously create a modern and attractive working atmosphere?

Frankfurt’s banking district has a wide range of office space and some impressive buildings. What it lacks is some greenery between these huge gray edifices. This is where our canyon concept comes in. Our client CV Real Estate seeks to create a special new address in Frankfurt’s CBD with this major project on the last development site left on Mainzer Landstrasse. Two factors, namely the natural greening of the façade and organizing the structure as a mixed-use building comprising offices, restaurants, artists’ studios and stores fuse to create a successful combination of a New Work atmosphere and a place to linger, shop or simply enjoy a coffee.

Our design for the 13-story tower offers the ideal environment for modern workplaces with a high feelgood factor thanks to the greened facade and the rounded shape of the floors. The building takes its name from the canyon-like indentation that runs across the entire area of the façade. Moreover, the curved double frontage of the building appears almost transparent thanks to being glazed throughout, which lends the canyon a certain lightness despite its tremendous size. Not only will the 35,000 square meters of space house offices and studios for young artists, but also a shopping arcade with various restaurants in the podium. As the lower floors will be open to the public, this invites people to linger and will help bring greater vibrancy to the CBD’s urban space. One special highlight of the building, in addition to the extraordinary greening of the façade, is the staggered roof terrace. It provides an extraordinary place to spend time and offers the ideal environment for holding an open-air meeting or savoring an after-work drink with a view over the district.

By transforming an office building into a green oasis – in the middle of Frankfurt’s Central Business District.

Project: CANYON

Client: CV REAL ESTATE AG

BGF: 38.314 m²

Completion: 2025/2026

Photos: CV REAL ESTATE AG; bloomimages

The landscaped ravine is the hallmark of our Mainzer Landstrasse project.

“The Canyon creates a special location and combines a future-looking building offering a modern working environment with the life of Frankfurt’s Central Business District.”

The innovative ensemble is the first greened office building in Frankfurt and combines New Work atmosphere with natural elegance.

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