The Frankfurt-based office of architecture Magnus Kaminiarz & Cie. Architektur on 26 October 2017 won the “European Property Award 2017” for the Grand Tower. With a height of 172 metres, the Grand Tower, already under construction in Frankfurt am Main, will become Germany’s highest residential skyscraper, and took first place in three categories at the award ceremony in London. The project developer and client involved is the Berlin-based company gsp Städtebau.
The Grand Tower was the winner in the architecture category as the “Best Residential High-Rise Architecture Germany” and in the project development category as the “Best Residential High-Rise Development Germany”. In addition, the marketing was singled out as “Best Development Marketing Germany”. With the awards in these three categories, the residential skyscraper designed by the Kaminiarz & Cie. office of architecture is automatically nominated for the International Property Award, and thus has a chance of winning a global honour.
The European Property Award was inaugurated 26 years ago, and is regarded as the sector’s “Property Oscar”. The winner is chosen by an independent jury comprising recognised property experts. The jurors pay particular attention here to the architectural language, the quality, innovation and sustainability.
With the European Property Award, the Grand Tower has not only taken first place in three categories but also achieved a “hat-trick” twice over. Because last week the Grand Tower had already been chosen as the “German Design Award Winner 2018“ in the residential property category, and in 2016 was the only German residential property to reach the final round at the World Architecture Festival.
“There are not many residential properties in Germany that have ever been the focus of such intensive international interest. We see the awards and nominations primarily as a confirmation for the Grand Tower’s uncompromising architecture,” to quote Magnus Kaminiarz, founder, architect and Managing Director of Kaminiarz & Cie.
The residential skyscraper in Frankfurt’s new Europa district will comprise 47 storeys and 401 apartments, with a gross floor area totalling around 44,000 square metres. The Grand Tower features a concierge service, a “Grand Terrace” garden storey, and a sun terrace as well. Construction work began in early 2016, and completion is scheduled for 2019.
Source : Company