The KfW Westarkade office complex in Frankfurt am Main consists of a four-storey base building and a 14-storey tower. It covers 38,300 m² and is based on a four-storey underground car park. The individual parts of the building have a curved ground plan geometry.
Facade Reflects Colour Components of the Surroundings
Their supporting structure is made of reinforced concrete and is surrounded by a fully glazed, partially scaled facade skin. The colour scheme of the facade panels reflects the colour components of the surrounding city and park landscape of the Palmengarten.
In 2011, the building won the CTBUH’s “Best Tall Building Worldwide Award”.
Sauerbruch Hutton Architekten, Berlin/Germany
2005 − 2007
2006 − 2010
Services by Werner Sobek
KfW Bankengruppe, Frankfurt am Main/Germany
Brigida Gonzalez, Stuttgart/Germany
The World’s Best Tall Building Award 2011