Conversion of an office building to a multi-family residence in Frankfurt-Westend, GE
Type of building project: Conversion, complete restoration
Scope of the project: 7 full floors, 1 underground garage, flat roofing, facade, balcony and loggias, windows. 8 apartments and 12 balconies. Gross floor area (GFA): 2,100 m²
Special features: Condominiums with luxurious amenities
Construction site: Frankfurt-Westend
Project completion: 2014
Architecture: Scharnberger Architects, Latrovalis & Meyer Architects
Builder: Watermark Asset Management GmbH, Frankfurt am Main
This office complex built in the 1970’s was converted into a residential dwelling with condominium apartments and underground parking.
Thermal insulation: The 2009 German Energy-Saving Ordinance (EnEV) was considered during the planning phase.
Fire protection: Smoke removal from the interior stairwell is facilitated by a smoke and heat extractor installed on the roof above the top floor. An exhaust duct is foreseen in the vicinity of the house entranceway. The underground garage is outfitted with mechanical ventilation/aeration. Noise protection: The sound insulation requirements for the walls and ceilings partitioning unrelated areas according to DIN 4109 will be fulfilled unless otherwise delineated. The elevator will be decoupled through a double elastic suspension which fulfils DIN 4109.