Cyprien Gaillard, Frankfurter Schacht, production still, 2021, Foto: Max Paul


Frankfurter Schacht

At the edge of the Wallanlagen green belt— the former rampart that used to separate the city center from its outlying districts—, a gray ventilation shaft stands among the various monuments and memorials between the financial and red-light districts. Only inside the shaft does the sculpture come into view. Surrounded and protected by pink, and in the gentle flow of air and water, the view opens into the sky. Accessible day and night for everyone, the shaft closes if needed. In midst of the public space, a place of intimacy is offered.

Cyprien Gaillard created Frankfurter Schacht (Frankfurt Shaft) specifically for this site in the Taunusanlage Park in Frankfurt am Main. The sculpture is situated between Taunusanlage S-Bahn station entrances 3 and 4, opposite the address Taunusanlage 12.

A new production for the Frankfurter Positionen 2021. An initiative of the BHF BANK Foundation.


Open from Saturday, 29 May 2021, 5:23 am