Norddeutsche Landesbank Am Friedrichswall
Architects: Behnisch & Partner
A distinctive, seventy-meter-high building rises from the courtyard, detaching itself through a series of twists and turns from the formal order of the lower, perimeter building, which establishes formal and visual links to the city beyond.
The expressive form of the tower refers neither to the styles of the immediate surroundings, nor to the orthogonal grid of the post-war city; instead it is a response to the historical downtown geometries to the north.
Paul Kilgour “Down Is The New Up”