Brainstorming competition

An enrichment for Frankfurts skyline

The innovative power of the Global Business Village is also expressed in a unique architecture. Gateway Gardens wants to tread and inspire new ways in the urban design vocabulary. For this reason, the project partners Fraport AG, Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft, OFB Projektentwicklung and the city of Frankfurt am Main have in a first step created secured building rights via an approved development plan. This minimizes planning risks for investors. Gateway Gardens stands for an irreplaceable top location with the last available 1A space at Frankfurt Airport. Accordingly, the interest of investors is high.

Since completion of the first building in 2008, over 30 percent of the space has already been marketed. This includes the new DB Schenker headquarters acquired by Zurich Insurance in the eye-catching Alpha Rotex by well-known architect Jo Franzke.

Now, Gateway Gardens has awarded an urban planning study method for four additional high points with a height of up to 80 meters on the access roads to the north and east. The idea is to offer investors and users design alternatives for individual landmark buildings with an extraordinary architecture. 16 international architectural firms have submitted their designs for these sites with portal function and maximum visibility. A prestigious jury has selected the best eight out of 16 original designs.