The Flying Garden Tower, 67 metres tall, has a striking profile due to its polygonal shape which is easily recognisable from any part of Frankfurt Airport, from the air, and from the motorways passing it. This makes the Flying Garden Tower a highly visible landmark in this new district.
The elliptic shape and orientation of the building optimise its climate efficiency: The east and west facades, which are subject to high solar exposure, are protected by the buffer zone of the atriums as tall as the building itself with
suspended “flying” gardens.
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Design Partner: Karolin Schmidbaur
Senior Project Partner: Frank Stepper
Design Architect: Stephan Sobl
Project Architect: Johannes Behrens
Project Team: Akvile Rimantaite, Ursula Trost, Jinhee Koh
Graphic Design: Jan Rancke
Model Building: Win Man, Paul Hoszowski , Po Yao
Energy Design: Brian Cody Consulting GmbH
Structural Engineering: Bollinger Grohmann Schneider ZTGmbH
Visualization: Luxigon Los Angeles