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Refurbishment and Certification of Silvertower, Frankfurt am Main

The Silvertower in Frankfurt was temporarily the tallest building in Europe at a height of 166 metres. The renowned banking tower was completely refurbished to bring it up-to-date in terms of fire protection, energy consumption and occupational safety.

Additional value

  • Within budget despite additional measures
  • Significant reduction in the central consumption and emission values achieved:
  • Power consumption: – 30%
  • Heat requirement: – 55%
  • CO2 emissions: – 35%
  • Successful conclusion of the lease contract, on target handover of the building

Project data


Commerzbank AG

Original architects:

ABB Architekten

Architects responsible for the refurbishment:

schneider + schumacher, Frankfurt am Main


Frankfurt am Main, Germany


166 m, 32 floors (above-ground), 2 floors (underground)

Gross floor space:

73,937 m²

Office space:

47,766.15 m²

Storage space / basement:

1,947.57 m²

Project duration:

August 2008 – June 2012

Individual services

  • Technical and economic controlling
  • Project management office (PMO)
  • Tenant management
  • Commissioning
  • Green building management and certification
  • Vendor due diligence
  • Feasibility study

Location map