Saturday, 18 February 2012


Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Client: MAB
Architect: Massimiliano Fuksas
Executive: Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG
Structural Engineer: Knippers Helbig
Façade area: 8.500 m2
Roof area: 13.000 m2
Costs: 135,000,000 euro
Year: 2009

The MyZeil is a shopping mall in the city center of Frankfurt, designed by Roman architect Massimiliano Fuksas. It is part of the building ensembles PalaisQuartier and forms its access to the Zeil shopping street. Waagner-Biro was responsible for the roof and facade structure of building D which contains a shopping mall and a concert hall. The organic shaped roof is created with a triangular steel lattice and infill panels made of glass and metal panels. The rhombus structured façade part of building D includes a trumpet formed building part which connects the façade and the roof through the building.

The MyZeil has six floors, with one of the longest escalators in Germany (46 m). The gross floor under the vaulted, with about 3,200 triangular glass-based structure is 77,000 square meters, to retail in the bottom three floors account for about 52,000 square meters.

The structural design of the imposing steel and glass construction is by Knippers Helbig from Stuttgart. Rainwater from the nearly 6000 square meters large roof areas is collected, cleaned and returned to the water cycle of the house. Early 2008, the shell of the shopping center was completed and started the interior work.


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