Lindner Hotel & Sports Academy, Deutscher Turnerbund, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany - FRANKEN\ARCHITEKTEN

Lindner Hotel & Sports Academy

At the headquarters of the German Athletics Association (Deutscher Turner-Bund, DTB) in the vicinity of the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, the Lindner Hotel & Sports Academy is being constructed as part of the GYMAKADEMIE at present. DTB commissioned Franken Architekten with the interior design of the theme hotel, which will have 111 3-star rooms and dining facilities.As soon as they enter the building guests will experience settings that respond to the individual areas of the hotel with specific decor. The materials and interior design of the hotel are taken from the world of gymnastics, evoking associations with gymnasiums, changing rooms etc.Every floor of the hotel is devoted to a gymnastics exercise. The individual rooms always mark the final point of this exercise. As guests walk down the corridor, the exercise proceeds parallel to their motion.The architectural concept, coherent down to the very last detail, will trigger emotions among the gymnasts and sport enthusiasts visiting this theme hotel and succeeds in bridging the gap between cost effectiveness and design quality.

Client Deutscher Turnerbund
Location Frankfurt/ Main, Germany
Project-Team Frank Brammer, Sahdia Kaster, Natascha Baier, René Böttcher, Andrea Krutzik, Berthold Scharrer, Sebastian Stehl, Jong-A Yu
Status Realised 2011
Dimension 4.500 m²

Narrative Spaces





Scenography is not confined to  
the stage or screen, nor just to presen-tation events and trade shows. It is a design approach, rooted in narrative, that can be applied as well to individual buildings and even to urban environments.




  • food service, dfv Verlagsgruppe, 4/2013

Own Publications

  • Hospitality Development, Prof. Dr. Burkhard von Freyberg, Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2010
  • Raum & Architektur, FMS Schotten, 2012