Architects: eckertharms Architekten – Innenarchitekten
Location: Mainz, Germany
Directors in Charge: Michael Eckert & Hans Harms
Project Team: Jan Staemmler, Andrea Weißer, Lisa Rothstock
Client: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz & Botanischer Garten
Budget: 400,000 €
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Courtesy of eckertharms Architekten – Innenarchitekten
The green school was projected to raise people’s awareness of the meaning of the biological variety and the importance of their sustainment. This project is a prototype of an educational institution that turns the attention especially on young people.
The structure is located in the botanical garden of the johannes gutenberg university in mainz.
The geometry is based on a seedling that turns up its head out of the ground.
White fiber cement boards are covering the facade and act like a screen for changing shadow-motives. The interior lives up to that theme in a more expressive way.