LAVA Designs Green Climate Fund Headquarters, Bonn
The Federal Republic of Germany chose the multinational firm Laboratory for Visionary Architecture [LAVA] as the designers for their bid to host the Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund [GCF] in Bonn.
“We were honoured to be asked by the German government to support their bid for the GCF with a state-of-the-art proposal reflecting its core values,” said LAVA director Tobias Wallisser.
LAVA director Alexander Rieck added: “LAVA has worked closely with the advanced research facilities and experts at the world renowned Fraunhofer IAO to generate intelligent systems, materials and skins that respond to external influences such as air pressure, temperature, humidity, solar-radiation and pollution”.
“Since winning the international competition to design the centre of the world’s first eco city, Masdar, in 2009, our projects have focussed on combining digital workflow, nature’s principles and the latest digital fabrication technologies with the aim of achieving MORE WITH LESS: more (architecture) with less (material/energy/time/cost),” added Chris Bosse, LAVA director.
Described as ‘architecturally appealing’ and ‘environmentally friendly with functional spaces that foster working productivity’ the purpose built GCF headquarters will offer ideal working conditions for approximately 300 Green Climate Fund officials, on a 13,000m2 site.
Offices with state-of-the-art office technology, logistics areas with security controls and a visitor reception zone, an auditorium, a conference room, a canteen/cafeteria and an underground car park create optimal working conditions.
The proposed building has excellent transport connections, is in walking distance from several Federal ministries, including the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Chris Bosse, Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck set up LAVA as a network of creative minds with a research and design focus in 2007 with offices in Sydney, Shanghai, Stuttgart, Berlin and Riyadh.
Client: The Federal Government of Germany Location: Bonn, Germany Status: Feasibility Study 2012 Size: 13,000 sq.m Project Team: LAVA – Tobias Wallisser, Alexander Rieck, Chris Bosse With Stephan Markus Albrecht, Marvin Bratke, Stefanie Pesel, Christian Tschersich General Advisor: Fraunhofer IAO Building Advisor: Fraunhofer Allianz Bau Photobioreactor-Facade / Microalgae Cultivation Advisor: Fraunhofer IGB Visualisation: MIR