Frankfurt regains its landmark

For a long time, the tower of the Frankfurt’s former Henninger brewery − built in 1960 and decommissioned in 2003 − was one of the city’s most recognisable symbols. However, since the renovation of the original building would have been prohibitively expensive, it will be replaced by a new residential building following the shape of its historical predecessor.

The project is unique both due to its location and the building technology it utilises.

Caverion will deliver all building systems for the 40-storey skyscraper and act as the technical general contractor in the project. In addition to more than 200 luxury apartments, the building will provide additional commercial floor space for local service providers.

The building will feature advanced technology such as cooling ceilings, and some of the energy to heat and cool the building will be covered with geothermal energy.

When choosing the technical general contractor, the property developer valued Caverion’s experience in similar large-scale projects, and the company’s proven ability to carry out projects for high-rise buildings with a high degree of quality, despite tight schedules.

Henninger Tower, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Service areas: Design & Engineering, Project Management, Project Execution

Technical disciplines: Heating & Sanitation, Ventilation, Cooling, Electricity, Security & Safety, Automation

Lifespan: December 2014–late 2016

Size: ~77,000 m2

Contract value: EUR 33 million