Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Spotlight: LAVA - "Green Climate Fund"

Bonn, Germany
The Federal Republic of Germany’s bid to host the Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund [GCF] in Bonn includes LAVA’s design for the proposed headquarters.

LAVA’s concept is ‘an ecological model project’ and demonstrates LAVA’s motto: ‘green is the new black’.

The vision for international climate protection will be realised in the building design itself, with innovative solutions such as:
• Facades articulate according to building orientation
• Surfaces integrate various means of regenerative energy production
• Photo-voltaics and bioreactors demonstrate the application of the latest technologies
• Building responds to the site to maximize the experience of its natural qualities
With a design inspired by the beautiful setting in the Rhine valley, and with curvilinear forms, natural light wells, roof top gardens and a large sunken terrace for the restaurant, the three level structure will comply with the latest energy and building ecology standards, meeting the highest demands in terms of sustainability (German gold certificate), ecology and energy efficiency (net zero energy).

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