Green Climate Fund Headquarter in Bonn by LAVA

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LAVA hosting a bid to design Headquarter of Green Climate Fund in Bonn.

Green Climate Fund is an ecological model project and demonstrates LAVA’s slogan which is “green is the new black”.

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Germany still one of a rare countries that are bidding to host the United Nations Green Climate Fund.

The vision for international climate protection is realized in the design of the Green Climate Fund, with facades that are articulated according to building orientation, surfaces that integrate various means of regenerative energy production, photo-voltaic and bio-reactors demonstrate the application of the latest technologies.

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The 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 structures will comply with the latest energy and building ecology standards.

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It features ‘environmentally friendly functional spaces that foster working productivity’, state-of-the-art technology, security controls, a visitor reception, auditorium, conference room, a canteen and underground car parking.

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The future structure will be situated along the Rhine River within walking distance of several system departments, including the federal ministry for the environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety and economic cooperation and development.

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With a design inspired by the beautiful setting in the Rhine valley, and with curvilinear forms, nature 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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The purpose built GCF headquarters will offer ideal working conditions for approximately 300 Green Climate Fund officials, on a 13,000m2 site. The building includes 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.

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Project info:

Project name: Green Climate Fund HQ
Client: the Federal Government of Germany
Architect: LAVA
Location: Bonn, Germany
Patners: Fraunhofer IAO, Fraunhofer Allianz Bau, Fraunhofer IGB
Status: Feasibility Study 2012
Size: 13.000 SQ.M.

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