F.A.Z. Tower, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany

With their design for an office building on Europa-Allee, Eike Becker_Architekten won an international competition awarded by the city of Frankfurt. The aim was to create a building that would refer both to the Praedium residential tower across the street and to the Europa-Allee boulevard and surrounding Europapark district. This high-rise office building consists of two slender discs which are turned out of the axis and shifted against one another and provide a stylistic nod to the Praedium's lively design language. One half of the building points eastwards towards the skyscraper silhouette through the cantilever in the upper part, and the other faces west towards the Europagarten, thus symbolically connecting East and West. The building, which is an architectural commitment to the value of a unified Europe, will become the new headquarters of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z). In the beginning of 2022, the F.A.Z. media company will move its approximately 1,000 employees from Frankfurt's Gallus district to the completed tower on Europa-Allee. Retail and gastronomy areas on the ground floor will underline the building's urban character and increase amenity values. The office tower is complemented by an eight-story hotel complex with 348 rooms.