Grand Tower, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Technology for the journey to the top
The Grand Tower in Frankfurt, which is now the tallest residential complex in Germany, was completed in June 2020. Inside the building, Uponor has implemented one of the largest contracts in the company’s history. More than 400 apartments and penthouses in the building are fitted with Uponor heat interface units (HIU). The main reason for awarding the contract was the high demands placed on the heating and cooling supply of the luxury homes. Thus, the solutions developed specifically for the project ensure optimum individual temperature comfort for residents as well as the clear separation of the primary and secondary networks in the building. The compact units were supplied as a complete package with ready-wired control technology, accelerating work procedures on-site.
In addition, around 300,000 metres of Uponor Comfort Pipe are used for underfloor heating and cooling in the residential high-rise.
Grand Tower Frankfurt Germany
Look up the impressive living ideas of the highest residential tower in Germany.
Transfer points for heat and cold
Individual living comfort
Because the residential units are decoupled, if there is a malfunction in the complex system, the source of the fault can be identified quickly. If the fault lies in the living area, the remainder of the heating/cooling system will remain fully operational during the repairs. The units also make it easy to retrofit a cooling ceiling, as the necessary connections are already available and retrofitting can be carried out without affecting the rest of the system.
Safe and certified
The precise adjustment of the heat interface units to the stringent demands of the building played a major role in awarding the contract. In addition, Uponor provided the project partners with extensive advice and support. The high level of flexibility required in the production of the interface units was also key, as ten units per week had to be delivered to the construction site in the initial phase.
The Grand Tower won the following awards:
The Grand Tower won the following awards:
- European Property Award for its architectural language, quality, innovation and sustainability
- iF Design Award, Iconic Award and German design Award for the image book of the Grand Tower
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