Kick Back and Wine Down

One Forty West WineBank

Frankfurt / 2021

Kick Back and Wine Down

One Forty West WineBank

Frankfurt / 2021


One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects

One Forty West in the Senckenberg district of Frankfurt’s city centre is a hybrid high-rise with a hotel and freehold apartments. Our interior design plays a pivotal role in the project in several areas: Residents and guests enter the building through our stylish lobby – or can go down a level into a rather unusual wine cellar, which is used for more than just storing wine. We were also responsible for designing the building’s guidance and wayfinding system.

Storing goods and chattels Part of the luxury offered at One Forty West is that the address caters to the hobbies and passions of its residents in the form of special extras here and there. In addition to a designated dog washing area and a 24/7 concierge service, another highlight can be found in the basement of the building: our WineBank. Just as you might store your valuables in a bank vault, here residents can safely store their precious vintages – in perfect climatic conditions and in the direct vicinity of their apartment. The bottles are stored at the required temperature in closed cabinets that reveal a tantalising glimpse of their contents. (I wonder what the neighbour’s favourite tipple might be?)

Liquid gold The WineBank colour palette has been dipped in Bordeaux red, rosé and yellow gold, the colours of the treasures stored in the cabinets. Just like a reflection in a wine glass, the entire front end of the room appears as a mysterious red-mirrored wall, giving the room depth and expanding it. A curved, slatted ceiling and a bespoke lighting design create our take on a modern vaulted cellar. The gold, which flows from the perforated metal panelling of the wine cabinets over the edge detail of the ceiling slats, effectively brings the individual elements together. This imbues the room with a cosy atmosphere that invites you to linger. Speaking of lingering, the WineBank is more than just a storage area. It is also a place for wine tasting. A high table and a kitchenette are available for such events. Here you can enjoy the lounge-like atmosphere with friends, or get to know your neighbours, with whom you obviously already have a lot in common.

The WineBank provides the wine connoisseurs among the apartment owners with ideal storage conditions for their hobby, as well as saving space within their own four walls – for the wine cabinet and the house bar with atmosphere.


One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects

One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects
One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects


One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects

One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects
One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects
One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects
One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects


One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects
One Forty West WineBank, Frankfurt. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects

Client
  • T-Rex Grundstücksentwicklungs GmbH & Co. KG
Location
  • Frankfurt
Status
  • Completed (2021)
Categories
Photography
  • Philip Kottlorz
Team
  • Nadine Batz
  • Tim Lessmann
  • Markus Schmidt
Copyright
  • Ippolito Fleitz Group