Energy efficiency upgrade for the Frankfurt Messeturm

Category: Office buildings | Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany | Products used: BEKOTEC-THERM and DITRA

Schlüter-Systems reference: Messeturm in Frankfurt

Efficient floor heating system for the lobby of a Frankfurt landmark

During the renovation of the lobby in the striking Messeturm in Frankfurt, also known as the "Jahn Tower", the energy-efficient Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM floor heating system was installed on an area of around 1,100 square metres – without interrupting business operations. The area on which the thin-layer system was to be set up was divided into four sections that were completed within a few days.

External view of the Messeturm Frankfurt am Main. © Schlueter-Systems

More than just an office building: The Messeturm symbolises the dynamic success of Frankfurt as a banking and industry centre.

Interior of the Messeturm furnished with BEKOTEC studded panels and heating pipes © Schlueter-Systems

During the renovation, the Schlüter-BEKOTEC-THERM floor heating system was installed. The low assembly height of the product was particularly important, because there wasn't much space available.

Interior of the Messeturm furnished with BEKOTEC studded panels and heating pipes © Schlueter-Systems

260 square metres of the BEKOTEC-THERM floor heating system were installed in a single day.

Interior of the Messeturm Frankfurt with natural stone coverings laid on the bonded uncoupling © Schlueter-Systems

Thanks to the DITRA bonded uncoupling, large-format natural stone coverings could be laid, which is particularly visually appealing.

Interior of the Messeturm Frankfurt furnished with natural stone coverings and parquet flooring © Schlueter-Systems

Natural stone coverings meet parquet flooring: The largely joint-free surface is impressive both technically and visually and ensures considerable energy savings.

Revitalised interior of the Messeturm Frankfurt © Schlueter-Systems

There is always a lot of public traffic in the lobby of the Messeturm Frankfurt. All the guests can enjoy the elegant atmosphere.

Renovated interior of the Messeturm Frankfurt with a composite of natural stone coverings and parquet flooring © Schlueter-Systems

The lobby, fully renovated with natural stone coverings and parquet flooring, invites guests to linger and has become a real eye-catcher.

Interior of the business restaurant in the basement of the Messeturm © Schlueter-Systems

Also the business restaurant in the basement of the Messeturm is fitted with BEKOTEC-THERM.

Interior of the business restaurant in the basement of the Messeturm © Schlueter-Systems

Following modernisation, the business restaurant in the basement of the Messeturm has an elegant look. At the same time – thanks to BEKOTEC-THERM – energy will be saved in future.

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External view of the Messeturm Frankfurt am Main.
Interior of the Messeturm furnished with BEKOTEC studded panels and heating pipes
Interior of the Messeturm furnished with BEKOTEC studded panels and heating pipes
Interior of the Messeturm Frankfurt with natural stone coverings laid on the bonded uncoupling
Interior of the Messeturm Frankfurt furnished with natural stone coverings and parquet flooring
Revitalised interior of the Messeturm Frankfurt
Renovated interior of the Messeturm Frankfurt with a composite of natural stone coverings and parquet flooring
Interior of the business restaurant in the basement of the Messeturm
Interior of the business restaurant in the basement of the Messeturm

Contractors took advantage of the system's many benefits. "The shallow assembly height of the product was particularly important since there was little space to install the heating system, screed and the desired ceramic tiles." explained Steffen Hein, Managing Director of HG-Fußbodensysteme. BEKOTEC-THERM can also shorten construction times by several weeks – an unbeatable advantage for a project such as the Messeturm. In combination with the system's DITRA bonded uncoupling mat, installers created a consistent, largely joint-free surface covering with large-format natural stone coverings and adjacent parquet. The new assembly not only offers modern technology and visual appeal – the owners can also look forward to considerable energy savings. 

With a fully renovated lobby area and the "M Tower" business restaurant on the ground level, also upgraded with BEKOTEC-THERM, the Messeturm is again ready to welcome its visitors in elegant, cosmopolitan style.