service profile

Project management, planning management (LP2-8) | Execution building code consultation and approval processes (LP4) | detailed desing & implementation planning & coordination and door and safety Engineering (LP5) |detailed desing & implementation planning Conference Levels, Meeting Points & Lobby (LP5) | technical award management (LP7)

Client: Commerzbank AG
General Engineering & Architect: Schneider+Schumacher Bau- & Projektmanagement GmbH
Associate Architect: Exitecture Architects, Frankfurt/Main
Completition: 2011
Height: 166.30 m / 545.60 ft
Floor Space: 42,414 qm / 456,540 sf
Size: 77,509 qm / 834,300 sf
BRI: 343,874 cbm / 12,143,816 cft
Award: Nominated at The International Highrise Award 2012
Images: © Kerstin Högel, © Matthias Hohl

» More Informationen: Background

The projects objective was to the renovation and greening of the former 'Dresdner Bank' high-rise. The goal of the Commerzbank AG as client is to receive the DGNB certification in silver of the German Sustainable Building Councill ('Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen') after the building completion at the end of 2011. This is equivalent to a USGBC LEED Gold rating.

Commissioned by the general planners, 'Schneider+Schumacher Bau- & Projektmanagement GmbH', exact.projectmanagement are responsible for the strategic, creative and technical supervision of the design team, the whole project management, the design management architecture, as well as for the implementation of the permit and coordination processes under building law. A further focal point of our service is the plan of execution for the doors and the detailed plan for the special stories.

» More Informationen: Concept

The 'Silver Tower' of the Dresdner Bank AG was built in 1978 at the Jürgen-Ponto-Platz 1, near the Frankfurt Central Train Station by ABB architects. In 1980 the building was put into use as Germany´s highest building, 166 meters high. The essential renovation of the high-rise became necessary since neither technical standard nor the interior design and the construction physics of the facade correspond with today´s demands for energy efficiency and prestige. The scope of the project includes, above all, changes to provide up to date fire prevention, new room arrangement within the office stories and renewal of the technical facilities. In addition, the facade of the high-rise will be totally renovated to do justice to today´s energy efficiency standards.
Its silvery coating, composed of aluminum elements, gives the office tower its characteristic, unique appearance. Because of its immense importance for the Frankfurt skyline, the customer, Commerzbank AG, decided to renovate and reproduce the original facade. Thus, the Silver Tower will retain its original outer appearance after the modernizing measures have been finished.

At the beginning of 2012, the 'Deutsche Bahn AG' (DB Mobility Logistics AG) will move into the high-rise as the new tenant.

» More Informationen: Team

exact.projectmangement: Matthias Hohl, Stephanie Maurer (Kamp)

exitecture architects: José Alberto Pérez Romero, Alexander Schäfer

schneider+schumacher: Tim Ahlswede, Rouven Dippel, Christoph Drebes, Vanessa Englert, Kathrin Fischer, Yulia Gandersari, Johannes Grede, Annett Heinzel, Wolfgang Herold, Christine Jung, Christoph Krit, Siegfried Kobylka, Tanja Kräghan, Elke Kutschke, Matthias Lehmann, Verena Opper, Chinh Nguyen, Angela Oediger, Anastasia Podymalo, Wiebke Rösler, Qadir Sarwar, Ferdinad von Schrenck, Till Schneider, Ralf Seeburger, Miroslav Sic, Mato Sokcevic, Hennig Tatge, Christian Tretiak, Neha Volze, Tobias Walter, Eva-Maria Wirth, Janusz Zawadzki, Judith Zerbs