Building Physics

DEKA Barckhausstraße, D

Modernization of an office building in Frankfurt.

Project Information
ClientDEKA Immobilien GmbH
LocationFrankfurt a. Main, DE
Building volume 5.300 m²
Project duration 2015 – 2017
Project team Jens Glöggler, Susanne Runkel, Jens Hanisch

The object in Barkhausstraße was built in 1980 as a nine-story office building with a lettable area of around 5,300 m² and was first thoroughly refurbished in 2005 after being stripped back to its reinforced concrete frame. The building was used by a single tenant until the end of 2015 and has now been modernized as a multi-tenant building.

The restructuring created up to nine individual lettable areas which, in addition to the office use, also include a cafeteria and (in part) residential space. In addition to this the building has an underground car park and a generous roof terrace on the 7th and 8th floors.

In addition to the constructional alterations in the layouts of the individual floors the two entrances to the building were thoroughly modernized. This new appearance at the entrances to the building lends it a completely new identity. In addition to this the lift cabins, lift lobbies and WC cores were completely refurbished.

ATP sustain drew up the building physics concept for meeting the legal requirements regarding energy saving and sound protection together with ATP Frankfurt. In addition to this, BREEAM In-Use certification of the building was carried out in parallel with the project and a certification level of “good” was achieved.


  • Thermal protection concept
  • Noise protection
  • Spatial acoustics
  • BREEAM DE Existing Building Certification

Photo: ATP/Graupner