Germany’s corporate capital is synonymous with two things — innovation and business acumen. Its skyline stands among Europe’s tallest and most imposing, and this is both testament to its status as the E.U.’s finance centre post-Brexit, and architectural evidence revealing the scale of change that has taken place here over the last 80 years.
Frankfurt’s dense glass and steel towers are visible from kilometres away, but the city centre is also home to more hidden icons, for example the Alte Oper. Opened in 1880, the town’s original opera house is a renaissance marvel and one of few heritage buildings that managed to survive World War II and the city’s dramatic rebuild. Just around the corner stands Rothschildpark, a peaceful expanse of greenery and playground to Bankenviertel, the city’s business district.
Between those two landmarks you’ll find The Office Group’s latest address – and first building outside of the UK. Respectfully dubbed Oper46, this striking new co-working and office space takes plenty of inspiration from the polish of its surrounds. Clever interior use of reflections and the open-plan ground floor help to bring shades of the outside in.