PRESTIGIOUS DESIGNS FOR EUROPE’S FIRST BRANDED BUILDING

The task was demanding yet freely formulated: to design an unusual, unique outer appearance, high-quality vertical access solu­tions and excellent apart­ment floor plans. The Porsche Design Tower is intended to offer its resi­dents excellent interior layouts and an excep­tional spatial ambiance with views of Frank­furt’s skyline and the Taunus mountains. 150 to 200 apart­ments are planned and will encom­pass a mixture of different comple­mentary living concepts. These include Porsche Design Suites, fully furnished and exclusively designed boutique apart­ments, 1- to 5-room apart­ments, pent­house apart­ments and two-story town houses. Parking spaces are located in an unusual multi-level car park with electric charging stations and car-sharing oppor­tunities.

Members of the jury included archi­tects Michael Frielinghaus (Friedberg, Germany), Kees Christaanse (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and Karin Schmid (Munich, Germany), land­scape archi­tects, represen­tatives of the city of Frank­furt, the Porsche Design Group and from the com­pe­tition initiators P+B Planen und Bauen. The competition ran until February 2015.

The jury met in the Gallus Community Centre, in Frank­furt on the 27th of March, 2015, and came to the following conclusion:

1. Prize (Prize money € 100,000)
Grüntuch Ernst Planungs­­gesell­­schaft, Berlin, Germany

2. Prize (Prize money € 62,500)
blauraum architekten, Hamburg, Germany

3. Prize (Prize money € 50,000)
Meixner Schlüter Wendt, Frankfurt, Germany

4. Prize (Prize money € 37,500)
Behnisch Architekten, Stuttgart, Germany

Further plans will be announced following the final decision. The Porsche Design Tower Frankfurt project will be implemented immediately once the construction permit has been issued.