|Agrob Buchtal GmbH / Jochen Stüber
A multi-faceted ceramic facade
The eye is caught by the ochre-yellow ceramic facade, whose unobtrusive sheen clearly sets it apart from the plaster facades of the neighbouring houses already from a distance. Anyone approaching the Fritz Tower from Lehrter Straße via the neighbourhood square experiences a slender high-rise building which rises evenly with windows elegantly routed around the corner and horizontal metal strips repeated every two storeys. "In pleasant contrast to this uniformity are the irregular light reflections which give the homogeneous building envelope an ever-changing appearance, depending on the viewpoint, the incidence of light and the time of day", explains Louisa Hutton.
The facade is also given a certain lightness by the many short white stripes which condense into long vertical lines in the plinth area and thus contribute to anchoring the high-rise building visually in the ground without any change of material.