LINDLEY LINDENBERG, a.a.a Aktiengesellschaft Allgemeine Anlageverwaltung, Frankfurt a. Main, Germany - FRANKEN\ARCHITEKTEN


LINDLEY LINDENBERG is the third hotel of LINDENBERG Hospitality GmbH in Frankfurt with 100 guest rooms -  a concept that is neither a hotel nor a shared apartment, but a guest community in which the guests not only occupies his rooms, but also a variety of common areas which can be used together. 

The building consists of a seven-storey bar-shaped building divided into room wing with a perforated façade and the “Wunderkiste” on the south side of the building. In addition to public uses on the ground floor, in the “Wunderkiste”, which can be seen through a suspended cast-iron façade, partly double-storey common rooms develop over the fully building height into the vertical. Because of its complete glazing,  “Wunderkiste” becomes a show-window of the community in the city.

The main material of the staging between the decorative and playful Art Nouveau and the new sobriety of Art Deco is cast iron. “Wunderkiste” gives the impression of being made of solid cast iron and carries an abstract fresco. The façade is in its classic three-section in base, shank and rood top a reference at the “Gründerzeit” industrial architecture.  In the base, bodied deep windows are framed by ornaments. Window reveals and vertical pilasters structure the middle sections – the roof top forms a cornice. All these elements are not really built, there are merely scratched in the façade as a shadow, leaving a virtual imitation of a façade that could have been like this. Materials and elements are transferred from the beginning of modernity to the digital cosmos and relive a renaissance. Contrasting to this are the simple box-type windows of the rooms.

Client a.a.a Aktiengesellschaft Allgemeine Anlageverwaltung
Location Frankfurt a. Main, Germany
Project-Team Prof. Bernhard Franken, Frank Brammer, Robin Heather, Manuel Naranjo, Sebastian Pajakowski, Mehran Rahmani, Julia Misselwitz
Status Completed 2019
Dimension 4.340 m²

Narrative Spaces





Scenography is not confined to  
the stage or screen, nor just to presen-tation events and trade shows. It is a design approach, rooted in narrative, that can be applied as well to individual buildings and even to urban environments.




Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 05.02.2016