Green School / eckertharms Architekten – Innenarchitekten

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Architects: eckertharms Architekten – Innenarchitekten
Location: Mainz,
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

floor plan

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.

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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.

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© Courtesy of eckertharms Architekten - Innenarchitekten

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.

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Cite: "Green School / eckertharms Architekten – Innenarchitekten" 29 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=74745>

3 comments

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    Beautiful, I love the idea of going to school in a garden, and the building itself being so informed by the ecology. Can architecture itself create biodiversity?

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    I subscribe to the above comment, the price is not meeting the expectations / size.

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