LINDLEY LINDENBERG, a.a.a Aktiengesellschaft Allgemeine Anlageverwaltung, Frankfurt a. Main, Germany - FRANKEN\ARCHITEKTEN


No Hotel - LINDLEY LINDENBERG - The third guest community, featuring 100 rooms, opens in Frankfurt-Ostend.

The design by Franken Architekten links a half block side in the north/south direction between Hanauer Landstrasse and Lindleystrasse, and forms a detached solitary building in the south. The building consists of a seven-storey block-shaped structure divided into a room wing with a perforated façade and the ‚Wunderkiste’ on the south side. As with most hotels, the ground floor is used for publicly-accessible purposes. In LINDLEY, further shared living spaces, in part double-storey, unexpectedly take up the full vertical height of the building. This ‘Wunderkiste’ is differentiated from the guest room wing by a cast iron curtain wall on its closed sides, and on the south side, opens towards the harbour basin of the east port through complete glazing. This shop window turns the guest community into a visible part of city life. The storey ceilings trace the sections of space connected by split levels and stairs, there - by emphasising their vertical stacking. The ‘Wunderkiste’ will create a new typology of hotel architecture that perfectly matches the guest community’s innovative concept, with its emphasis on shared living spaces. The choice of materials – cast iron, plaster and clinker brick – as well as the classic three-part division of the guest room wing into plinth, shaft and roof weathering reference Wilhelminian industrial architecture. The plinth is accentuated by floor-to-ceiling windows that create a connection to the garden. Clinkered ornamental fields and simple, floor- to-ceiling wooden windows structure the central part, while the roof weathering is formed by a cornice. The architectural design combines the genius loci of Frankfurt’s former industrial eastern district with the present day, and, with the ‘Wunderkiste’, gives the guest community an iconic symbol.

Client a.a.a Aktiengesellschaft Allgemeine Anlageverwaltung
Location Frankfurt a. Main, Germany
Project-Team Prof. Bernhard Franken, Frank Brammer, Robin Heather, Manuel Naranjo, Sebastian Pajakowski, Mehran Rahmani, Julia Misselwitz
Status Completed 2019
Dimension 4.340 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.





• Finalist für Hotelimmobilie des Jahres 2019

• Build Architecture Award

„Hotel Design Project of the Year 2020 (Germany): LINDLEY LINDENBERG"


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