Proposed 'ecological model project' would meet the highest standards of sustainability
If Germany's bid to host the Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund is whawt the future of sustainable architecture looks like, sign us up. Designed by the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA), the proposed building is certainly worthy of the firm's name, with sweeping, curvilinear forms inspired by the rolling Rhine valley landscape around Bonn.
The proposed building meets the highest demands of sustainability (German gold certificate), ecology and energy efficiency (net zero) -- aptly representing the LAVA motto: "Green is the new black,"
Said LAVA director Chris Bosse: "Since winning the international competition to design the centre of the world’s first eco city, Masdar, in 2009, our projects have focused 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)."