Principle architects Mario Bellini Architects
Technical architects Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff
Project leaders Babette Kowalsky, Bernd Gossmann, Bernd Adolf
Client Deutsche Bank
Gross floor area 120,000 m²
Height 155 m
Construction period 2007–2011
The striking double towers of Deutsche Bank have become an urban-planning icon on the Frankfurt skyline since their completion in 1984. After a three-year program of refurbishment – the largest such program in Europe, involving a total floor area of 120,000 m² – the modernized company HQ was reopened in 2011, and now sets exemplary ecological standards, as witness American LEED Platinum certification and German DGNB Gold certification. The energy consumption was halved, water consumption cut by 70% and CO2 emissions were reduced by nearly 90 per cent. The entrance to the new Deutsche Bank features the architectural sculpture of the "Sphere", a filigree but large entity that symbolizes the global links of Deutsche Bank.