Main: East Side Lofts – A Mixed-Use Residential Building in Frankfurt’s Osthafen

1100 Architect constructed Main: East Side Lofts in a developing neighborhood near Frankfurt’s Osthafen [East Harbor]. It is a mixed-use residential building in Germany which was completed in 2015.

Main: East Side Lofts

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For this particular project, the firm divided their attention into two parts.

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The first part was the renovation of a neoclassical building that previously left incomplete due to the outbreak of World War I.

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Another part was providing a contemporary addition to the original structure.

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This plan was executed to offer a cohesive whole that interprets the rhythm, proportions, and volume of the original building with a touch of a contemporary language and new materials.

Contemporary Living Environments

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In light of the interior, some particular elements of the original ones, such as timber beams, were kept in the renovation.

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By doing so, the firm wanted to create contemporary living environments dedicated to the building’s history.

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Alana Groom

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