Chinese Investor builds condom tower in Singen, Germany

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Singen gets its second high-rise building: chinese financial investor Jiancheng Chen is going to build the 67.2 million euro expensive building, shaped like a condom, right next to the Hegau-Tower. Initiator of this project is Jan Vincent Krause, young entrepreneur from Singen, who runs a condom wholesale.

Due to difficult scheduling the start of construction will be APRIL 1st 2012 at 11am.

It’s a really unusual project, but I m really looking forward to vivid discussions that might come up” says mayor Oliver Ehret. He already talks about the tower as a new town landmark which is going to have a stunning observation deck on top. He also speaks in high terms about the good collaboration between investor and town administration.

Within just 5 months the building permit authority was able to hand out the building permit for this very complex building.

1 ½ years ago, condom wholesaler Jan Vincent Krause got into conversation with the chinese financial investor Jiancheng Chen during his visit of the Expo in Shanghai. That’s when the idea of this extraordinary project began to grow and got its perfection by the achitect Tadao Ando.

The tower which is going to be shaped like a condom will be 124,6 meters high and is going to be the first “energy plus building” in Singen. The entire outer casing is going to be covered with photosynthetic solar moduls which are going to pass on the energy to the inside of the tower and keep it there for the energetic circuit.

Right under the top of the building, a restaurant is going to offer its guests a unique view all over the Hegau area.

Jan Vincent Krause is going to move his business headquarter into the tower, and as a charity project, the investor will provide free rooms to the advice center “pro familia”.

60 percent of the 16.000 square meter are already hired out, and during the two year long construction works, the investor expects full renting.

Financial investor Jiancheng Chen is going to explain his plans himself on Sunday 11 am ( Maggistr.9 , Singen).

In order to keep the citizens updated on new developments, he hired the company “SchultheissMedien” from Radolfzell with photo realistic visualization and the support of the webpage where the project and its two year long time of construction will be documented.

Pressemitteilung Stadt Singen 30.03.2012

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