Instituto Cervantes (former Amerika Haus)

Frankfurt, 2007 – 2008
Cultural buildings, Schools/educational facilities, Listed buildings

The legendary Amerika Haus greatly helped to promote the American way of life during the era of the newly forming German post-war society. The architects of this cultural movement which emerged shortly after the war, were Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in collaboration with the Frankfurt architect Otto Apel. The continuity of the building’s history was the main focus in schneider+schumacher’s careful refurbishment. In 2008 the building was handed over to the Spanish Cultural Institute Cervantes. For this purpose a new folding screen (Spanish Wall) was designed in order to combine both functionality and a pictorial character.

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Technical details:

Client: City of Frankfurt am Main
Typology: Cultural buildings, Schools/educational facilities, Listed buildings
Gross floor area: 2,637 m²
Project architect: Astrid Wuttke, Till Schneider
Project manager: Kristin Dirschl, Astrid Wuttke
Construction management: schneider+schumacher Bau- und Projektmanagement GmbH
Procurement documentation: Public
Service phases (HOAI): 1-8
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