One Forty West

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Nachblick auf die Fassade mit beleuchteten Räumen und einer Higlight-Beleuchtung am untersten Balkon-Element
T-Rex Grundstücksentwicklungs GmbH & Co. KG, T-Rex Hotel GmbH & Co. KG, T-Rex Smart Living GmbH & Ko. KG
Lindner Fassaden
Cyrus Moser Architekten CMA, DJP Architekten
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Spirally arranged facade with balcony elements
The One Forty West is a hybrid skyscraper on the site of the former AfE Tower in Frankfurt am Main. The 145-metre tower carries the city into the vertical – housing, hotel, and gastronomy combined under one roof. Equipped with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, glass balcony railings, and its spiral facade structure, the complex is a striking feature in the Frankfurt skyline.
Technical execution
The building offers a mixed-use with spiral balcony facades that wind around the tower for three kilometres. Lindner not only manufactured and supplied the different elements but also took over the planning and execution of the professional installation. This had to be done individually for each floor in the upper part.
The design with an innovative spiral balcony facade band gives the building dynamic verticality. The staggered arrangement of the balconies on the upper floors allows for sightlines across several floors – a style element that carries Cyrus Moser's concept of the "vertical city" in One Forty West to the outside.
Great importance was placed on sustainability in the planning: 95% of the facade is made of recycled aluminium, which has found a new life in One Forty West. This significantly reduced CO₂ emissions. Motorised, external and wind-resistant metal blinds improve the indoor climate and reduce energy demand.
Logistics and Installation
The challenge was the constraint-free load transfer of the balconies through the façade elements. Hanging the unitised façade required precise logistics. Special cranes and adapted safety precautions enabled seamless integration of the balconies into the facade.
Façade Elements
The façade combines various elements and materials: A steel post-and-beam façade at the base of the building, combined with a glass fibre concrete cladding and punched windows. Up to the 15th floor, a aluminium element façade characterises the building shaft, while the upper residential floors feature balconies and floor-to-ceiling glazing.
Landschaftsblick Richtung Franfurt mit dem Hochhaus One Forty West im Fokus
Blick aus der Froschperspektive auf das Hochhaus mit blauem Himmel
The vertical city is characterized by a spiral façade structure.
Nachaufnahme der Balkone des One Forty West. Im Hintergrund sieht man die Skyline von Frankfurt