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Philipp-Holzmann-School Frankfurt on the Main
The American High School was situated at the Abrams Complex (corner Ecke Hansa-/Miguelallee) from the 1950ies. GUS was assigned to extend the building between 1983 and 1985. At the beginning of the 1990ies the school complex became vacant due to the relocation of the US-Administration. The results of a feasibility study, carried out by GUS, recommended to use the complex for the new location of the Philipp-Holzmann-School.


Design and realisation of the west wing addition

The Philip-Holzmann-School, a vocational school for building and other related professions and located at different locations all over town was to be relocated on one spot.

Between 1995 and 1997 the American High School complex was reorganised and enlarged by an in-situ training yard to accommodate the Philip-Holzmann-School.

Project work was marked by keeping a very tight schedule and costs.

Basic data

Period of work: 1995 to 1997
Considered usable main space:
Reorganisation  8,570 m²
Extension  2,730 m²
Investment: 17 mill. €
Client: City Frankfurt on the Main (municipal building dep.)
Builder: Municipal Education Authority


Brief / space utilisation design
Conceptual and final design
Furniture & equipment design and tendering