By the time the Silvertower – then the highest building in Germany – first went into operation in 1980 (Architects: Apel + Beckert + Becker), it had already caused quite a stir: the smart, meticulously planned aluminium façade with convex metal cladding and partially curved glazed elements still conveys a coherent picture of that period. Here, in one building, economic prosperity and the art of craftsmanship are fused together.
This fact was ubiquitously evident during the judicious renovation work (now completed) we carried out on the building. Internally, to comply with fire regulations, structural alterations were carried out. In addition, office floors were reorganised and technical equipment was renewed.
On the interior, schneider+schumacher have created visual accents with new specially designed elements – for instance the light fittings and reception desk in the foyer.
Technical details:Client: Commerzbank AG
Typology: Office/administration buildings
Gross floor area: 77,509 m²
Project architect: Till Schneider, Ralf Seeburger, Tim Ahlswede
Project manager: Wiebke Rösler, Matthias Hohl
Construction management: schneider+schumacher Bau- und Projektmanagement GmbH
Procurement documentation: Direct
General planing: schneider+schumacher Bau- und Projektmanagement GmbH
Service phases (HOAI): General contractor1-9
Lead construction manager: Wolfgang Herold, Mato Sokcevic