Together with Groß & Partner, city officials and colleagues, UNStudio celebrated the topping-out of FOUR Frankfurt – the city’s largest ongoing construction project.
Construction on FOUR Frankfurt has required incredible collaboration between all stakeholders, including 1,500 employees working on site. Ben van Berkel, founder and principal architect of UNStudio, Jürgen Groß of Groß & Partner, and Mike Josef, Lord Mayor of the City of Frankfurt am Main, all spoke at the event, which ended with a ceremonial wreath being placed atop the building by the Zimmerpolier.
Comprising four high-rise towers with a multi-storey plinth and housing mixed-use programmes, large public spaces and incorporated subsidised housing, FOUR Frankfurt, designed by UNStudio in collaboration with HPP Architects, is set to create a unique and lively destination for inhabitants, professionals from the Bankenviertel, neighbours and visitors.
The tallest tower – T1 – has topped out at 233 meters, making it the tallest office tower in Germany. T4, which stands at 100 meters and is the shortest building in the quartet of towers, had already reached its final height in October 2022. The 120-meter-tall T3 will house apartments and a hotel, and T2 is set to be completed by 2025.
“With the FOUR, an important urban component is being created in Frankfurt's banking district; a new address with an invigorating mix of uses and stimulating public accessibility. Together with Groß und Partner and the City of Frankfurt, we have succeeded in realizing this idea very close to our original vision, which will generate a positive impact for the urban community,” says van Berkel.