Item Details

Commerzbank, Frankfurt [electronic resource]

Electric Sky (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The traditional skyscraper is an environmentally unsound, energy-guzzling monster. But in 1997, celebrated British architect Norman Foster created a contradiction in terms: the world's first ecologically sensitive skyscraper. As a result, the Commerzbank Tower in Frankfurt changed the construction of giant corporate buildings forever. This episode features a walking tour of the building and an extended conversation with its chief architect, Stefan Behling. Exploring the tower's fascinating triangular design, the program studies the elevator cores at each corner, the plumbing and AC systems which incorporate rainwater and fresh air, and the lush, contemplative sky gardens.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
28 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 08, 2008.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Vertical City: Ten Skyscraper Case Studies
Vertical City
Contents
  • World's First "Green" Skyscraper (3:36)
  • Frankfurt's Commitment to Eco-Friendly Skyscrapers (2:41)
  • Advantages of "Green" Architectural Design (3:30)
  • Eco-Friendly, Self-Ventilating Building (3:57)
  • Commerzbank: Worker's Paradise (3:30)
  • Exterior Design and Construction Details (4:37)
  • Skyscrapers of the Future (3:37)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2007.
Publisher no.
  • 39194s Films Media Group
  • 39198 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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