Following an invited international design competition with six architectural practices, ACME has emerged with the winning scheme for Goetheplatz 1.


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LOCATION: Frankfurt, Germany

DATE: 2023-Ongoing

CLIENT: Raiffeisen Immobilien Kapitalanlage GmbH 

STATUS: Concept Design

SIZE: 9,200 sqm GIA 

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ACME: Amanda Callaghan, Natalie Dubrovska, Igor Gola, Li Zhi Loh, Friedrich Ludewig, Heidrun Schuhmann, Keigo Yoshida

Goetheplatz has been one of Frankfurt’s most important public spaces for 500 years. Any traces of its history are barely legible on site; most of them have disappeared due to wartime destruction, reconstruction and remodelling, leaving behind a public space whose façades contribute little to its character. The new construction of Goetheplatz 1 provides an opportunity to strengthen the character and identity of Goetheplatz.

ACME is delighted to have convinced the competition jury with our entry. Our design celebrates Goetheplatz and will create a new sculptural civic building with a load-bearing vaulted stone façade in the heart of Frankfurt.
Sustainability is at the centre of the client’s and future tenants’ requirements and ACME will achieve this by reusing materials and building in timber and stone, with the aim of developing a building with the lowest carbon footprint in Frankfurt.”

Friedrich Ludewig, Founding Director - ACME


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