Japan Center (Frankfurt)

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Japan Center
Frankfurt Main Japan Tower 6240a.jpg
General information
TypeCommercial offices
LocationTaunustor 2-4
Frankfurt
Hesse, Germany
Opening1996[1]
Height
Roof115 m (377 ft)
Technical details
Floor count27
Floor area26,000 m2 (279,900 sq ft)[2]
Design and construction
ArchitectJoachim Ganz

Japan Center is a high-rise building in the Innenstadt district[3] of Frankfurt, Germany. The 115-meter-high office tower with 27 floors was completed in 1996.

Design and construction[edit]

The building was designed by Berlin architect Joachim Ganz and cost approximately 200 million Euros. It was completed in 1996. The strict geometric forms based on the measure of a Japanese tatami mat (0.9 m × 1.8 m) and terra cotta stone cladding correspond to classical Japanese design. Its wide roof reminisces the shape of a Japanese stone lantern.[4] The building outline is square (36.9 m × 36.9 m). Its central core houses nine elevators, two emergency staircases and utility shafts. The facade features large and small square windows housing open plan and single offices respectively.

Interior[edit]

The ground floor is an arcade with shops and a Japanese restaurant. The 1st floor holds a multi-room conference center for up to 360 people. Utilities are housed in the 2nd floor followed by 21 office floors with a total area of 26,000 square meters. In the 25th floor, close to the roof, is another restaurant,[5] which serves as a cafeteria and is used by a catering service as a venue. The topmost floors hold additional offices and utilities for the upper half of the building. The Japan Center office rooms are used by the European Central Bank.

Gallery[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ N.a. "Frankfurt am Main: JAPAN CENTER." Frankfurt.de. Stadt Frankfurt am Main, n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2017. <https://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=5021812&_ffmpar%5B_id_inhalt%5D=5020992>
  2. ^ Gmbh, Emporis. "Japan Center, Frankfurt am Main | 109786 | EMPORIS." Emporis.com. n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2017. <https://www.emporis.com/buildings/109786/japan-center-frankfurt-am-main-germany>
  3. ^ Frankfurt Tourism. "Japan-Center | Frankfurt Tourism." Frankfurt Tourism. n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2017. <http://www.frankfurt-tourismus.de/en/Media/Attractions/Skyscraper/Japan-Center>
  4. ^ Live Like a German. "Japan Center (Frankfurt)." Live Like a German. n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2017. <http://www.live-like-a-german.com/points_of_interest/show/1870/frankfurt/japan-center-frankfurt Archived 2018-01-01 at the Wayback Machine>
  5. ^ Isabelle Lomholt. "Japan Center Frankfurt, Building - Ganz + Rolfes Architects - e-architect." e-architect. 9 Feb. 2010. Web. 31 Jan. 2017. <http://www.e-architect.co.uk/frankfurt/japan-center-frankfurt>

Coordinates: 50°06′40″N 8°40′21″E / 50.1111°N 8.67239°E / 50.1111; 8.67239