The Frankfurt district of Sachsenhausen is frequently considered a "city within the city": With its high density of bars, restaurants, hip clubs, art and cultural offerings, its central location near the Main river and the high quality of life that goes with it, Sachsenhausen is one of the most popular districts of Frankfurt. On this particular intersection, however, two large roads - Stresemannallee and Kennedyallee - dominate the cityscape. The surrounding development is heterogeneous and individual buildings do not seem to be properly coordinated.
Our task now is to heal the situation through smart urban planning and to give this city entryway an the architectural articulation it deserves.
To meet this challenge, Eike Becker_Architekten have designed a hotel with 181 rooms on the pointedly tapered property at the intersection of Kennedyallee and Stresemannallee. In view of the demanding geometry of the property, a cubature was developed in coordination with the local urban planning office, which continues the existing development and will create a concise corner development at the crossing.
The modular building structure with 13 above-ground and two underground storys is directly connected to the neighbouring development at Stresemannallee 30. The upper section of the building is set back above a further set-back bikini story, both to the neighbour Kennedyallee 93 and to the top of the plot.
The aluminium-glass façade is plastically structured by the balconies.
The hotel lobby and a restaurant are located in the entrance area of the ground floor. The hotel concept with its ambitious interior design by a London hotel operator will be realized for the first time in Germany.
Guests can reach the first floor via an outside staircase with an open lounge area, which is ideal for breakfast, work, lunch, conferences and as a fitness studio.
An underground car park is located on the two basement floors.