Urban Living in “City Pop”

Completion of the shell & core structure of the modern residential complex in Frankfurt’s Westend

Frankfurt, 31st August 2023 – The topping-out ceremony of the residential project “City Pop” in the “Wohnen am Fluss” quarter in Frankfurt’s Westend marks a key milestone. The residential complex with urban micro-apartments is being built next to the Westhafen on the site of the former thermal power station of Deutsche Bahn in line with plans revised by ATP architects engineers.

The building acts as the starting point of the quarter and is designed as a sound barrier against the adjacent railway tracks. Conceived as a wall to the railway embankment, it forms a clear urban and acoustic boundary. This function is optically reflected in the east facade: the layout of the windows is based on the sequence of the notes of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”
The residential complex consists of two apartment buildings of 10 and 11 stories that are connected by a bridge and contain a total of 342 micro-apartments. Two single-story pavilions offer room for communal spaces and an area for parking bicycles. The rooftops, which offer views of the River Main and the city skyline, will become home to a roof garden with pavilions for sports and events.
The need to completely separate the building from the adjacent busy railway line provided a particular structural engineering challenge. And the thermal insulation and the efficiency of the building services were improved in order to minimize the building’s CO2 footprint. This enabled the building standard to be raised to KfW 55 EE.

    The shell & core structure is complete. Photo: © ATP architects engineers
    The shell & core structure is complete. Photo: © ATP architects engineers
    Visualization: © ATP architects engineers
    Visualization: © ATP architects engineers

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