Building construction of the new quarter in the immediate vicinity of the European Central Bank is commencing with the groundbreaking ceremony for the second construction phase of “Hafenpark Quartier Frankfurt” on the 29th of January, 2020. The structural ensemble was designed by Hadi Teherani, the internationally renowned architect based in Hamburg, Germany, and is being enacted by the B&L Group, equally based in Hamburg and in charge of the entire development of this riverport park district.
Only a few metres away from the banks of the Main and directly adjoining the park itself, a 505-room conference hotel in the upscale business segment is being erected for the Scandinavian market leader Scandic along with 288 condominiums displaying fantastic views of the Main and the Frankfurt skyline. At the centre of the draft, which emerged as the winner of a closed, by-invitation-only competition, are two striking residential highrises standing in the quarter’s first row.
“I’m very glad that realisation of the ‘Hafenpark Quartier’ is now making distinctly visible progress,” says Mike Josef, chief planning officer for the City of Frankfurt am Main. “Everything a vibrant quarter needs is arising here at an outstanding location: a well-tuned mixture of apartments, hotels, offices, shops, gastronomic facilities and a daycare centre.”
Thorsten Testorp, managing partner at the B&L Group, explains: “As builder we are absolutely thrilled by the architectural draft. With his vision of an exclusive, urban way of life, Hadi Teherani is creating a landmark that is going to form a sense of identity for its residents and the whole ‘Hafenpark Quartier’.”
“With our hotel we view ourselves as a part of this riverport park district. That’s why we want to create a warm and inviting atmosphere exhibiting a pleasant residential feel. Scandic stands for sustainability, freedom from barriers and a sense of inclusion. Inspired by local influences and in combination with Scandinavian design, these values are going to be equally expressed here at the ‘Hafenpark’,” according to Michael Schutzbach, managing director at Scandic Hotels.