The European Central Bank one of the most significant European projects in recent years. The new building of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt is attracting considerable international attention and not simply because of the client's political ...
cal weight. Located on the site of the listed Grossmarkthalle (central market hall), the headquarters of the ECB is scheduled for completion by 2009 and will become a new landmark for Frankfurt.
This book presents in text and image all the projects entered into the international competition. Amongst the participants are renowned architectural firms including Arup, Behnisch, Coop Himmelb(l)au, van Egeraat, Gehry, gmp, OMA, Perrault, SOM, UN Studio, Vi oly. The editors provide two critical contributions which discuss the design proposals within the context of a worldwide architectural debate.
The particular value of this documentation lies in the unusual diversity of contemporary trends in large-scale architecture and high-rise building presented, and the wide spectrum of creative and technological features available for high profile projects of today.