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Dom-Römer Project

Reconstruction area of the Dom-Römer Project in Frankfurt's Altstadt, next to the Dom (in July 2015)

The Dom-Römer Project (German: Dom-Römer-Projekt) is a reconstruction project in the Altstadt (old town) of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

It aims to revitalize the old town quarter between the Römerberg square and the Frankfurt Cathedral (Dom), that was occupied by the brutalist Technisches Rathaus[1] (Technical City Hall, built 1972-74) until its demolition in 2010/2011. In total, 35 buildings are projected until 2016, with 15 reconstructions of former old town buildings among them.[2]

Due to the heavy bombing of Frankfurt am Main in World War II with many timber-framed buildings, most of the city's old town was razed to the ground. The efforts to rebuild parts of it began in the 1950s with the Römer city hall and parts of the surrounding Römerberg square, and continued with the Ostzeile in the 1980s.


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  2. ^ FAZ - Bedeutsame Altstadt-Häuser werden „qualitätvoll“ rekonstruiert (German)

Further reading

  • Dietrich-Wilhelm Dreysse, Volkmar Hepp, Björn Wissenbach, Peter Bierling: Planung Bereich Dom - Römer. Dokumentation Altstadt. Stadtplanungsamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt am Main 2006 (online). (German)
  • Stadtplanungsamt Frankfurt am Main: Im Dialog 1 - Städtebauliche und architektonische Neuordnung zwischen Dom und Römer. Beiträge zum Expertenhearing am 18. November 2005, Frankfurt am Main 2006 (German)
  • Deutscher Werkbund Hessen e.V.: Standpunkte - Zur Bebauung des Frankfurter Römerbergs, Frankfurt am Main 2007 (German)
  • Dietrich-Wilhelm Dreysse, Björn Wissenbach: Planung Bereich - Dom Römer. Spolien der Altstadt 1. Dokumentation der im Historischen Museum lagernden Originalbauteile Frankfurter Bürgerhäuser. Stadtplanungsamt, Frankfurt am Main 2008 (online). (German)
  • Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung: Identität durch Rekonstruktion? Positionen zum Wiederaufbau verlorener Bauten und Räume. Dokumentation der Baukulturwerkstatt vom 16. Oktober 2008 in Berlin, Berlin 2009 (German)

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • Official Dom-Römer website (German)
    • Overview in English
  • Data sheets and drafts of reconstruction projects (German)
  • Construction updates and overviews (English)

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