Art in Con­struc­tion in Europe: “Art in the River of Urb­an Life”

Ama­roo concept was respons­ible for the design and devel­op­ment of a super­i­or art concept for the pub­lic and gen­er­ally access­ible areas of the new office build­ing MEANDRIS of STRABAG Real Estate GmbH. Archi­tec­ture and in par­tic­u­lar the design of office com­plexes, which are inten­ded for many people, rep­res­ent a spe­cial chal­lenge. It is easy to get them out of the uni­form look with a well thought-out and cre­at­ive concept.


The concept “Art in the flow of urb­an life” forms a con­trast to the strong archi­tec­ture and the mono­lith­ic con­struc­tion of the build­ing in dark nat­ur­al stone facade. It uses light, eleg­ant col­ours, round, flow­ing shapes and abstract objects.


The two-storey foy­ers of the two parts of the build­ing were accen­tu­ated in light blue or soft sand and dec­or­ated with two express­ive art objects by the Ber­lin artist Wolfgang Flad. In a foy­er, a pos­it­ive relief of water drops made of wood attracts atten­tion. This “splash” can be found in the second foy­er as a neg­at­ive relief. In this way, the two entrance areas dif­fer from each oth­er — but cor­res­pond with the oppos­ite part of the building.


On the cent­ral square in front of the build­ing, five col­oured met­al steles dom­in­ate the pic­ture. Milled spir­al lines take up the flow­ing forms again and cre­ate spe­cial light­ing effects by illu­min­at­ing the interi­or. This install­a­tion, designed by us, art­fully shapes the MEANDRIS and makes it itself an art object in the fig­ur­at­ive sense, both by day and by night.


Cli­ent: STRABAG Real Estate GmbH
Loc­a­tion: Frank­furt am Main
Rent­al spaces: approx. 20,000 m²
Com­ple­tion: 2013