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From the rough to the exquisite;
new functions for former industrial areas

An architectural walk in the east of Frankfurt

Our meeting point Café Strandperle (at Eiserner Steg bridge) permits a very nice view of the Frankfurt skyline. Along the Main riverbanks the Deutschherrenviertel housing-area will be reached. This is a new urban settlement built on the site of a former communal slaughter-house. Notable buildings are the ‘Main-Plaza-Tower’ and an oval office- and apartment block.
On the bridge above the main-river we will see the former wholesale market hall, a landmark building from the twenties, which will be part of the future headquarter of the European central bank.
In the Hanauer Landstraße (street) are office buildings from the early twentieth century, which are now used by architects and designers. A former brewery area has been transformed into fancy restaurants, bars, galleries and lifestyle shops. Behind it, by contrast, there is a view of the rough industrial and storage buildings of the old Osthafen (eastern harbor). Unexpectedly, amidst the concrete, iron and stones is also a small green oasis, with a little lake.

Duration: 3 hours, walking
The tour is a proposal, changes are possible.

tour 2 Vom Groben zum Feinen, Umnutzung von Industrieanlagen

Stadthaus Deutschherrenufer Christian Muschalek

2001 Hans Kollhoff

Whole sale market hall
1928 Martin Elsaesser
Bauplatz Hauptsitz EZB

Union Brauerei (brewery) area
1996 Michael A. Landes

Union Brauerei (brewery) area
1996 Michael A. Landes

'Kunstbunker' (art-bunker) extention
2005 Hochbauamt / Index Architekten

Schwedler lake