The past becomes the future The Deutsche Bundesbank’s Central Office in Frankfurt am Main

15.10.2020 DE

Cover The past becomes the future
The photo book about the Bundesbank’s Central Office in Frankfurt am Main takes a close look at the architecture of the building and places it in a wider historical context.

The Deutsche Bundesbank’s Central Office building, situated in the north of Frankfurt am Main, has been part of the Bank’s identity ever since it opened in 1972. Its architecture is expressive and potent, yet never comes off as pompous or flashy.

On the inside, the main building and the auxiliary structures surrounding it are functional in design, all the way down to the details. Architecturally, the main building is a particular highlight, its aesthetic language epitomising the new restrained self-assurance of a Federal Republic built around liberal and democratic ideals. Over time, it has come to symbolise the stability of its currency.

Keen to preserve this symbol for future generations, the Bundesbank’s Executive Board decided, in 2016, to completely refurbish the Bank’s main building, underscoring its commitment to maintaining this icon of stability culture.