In their quest to win the rights to host the United Nations' Green Climate Fund, Germany picked Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA) to represent their county and to design a proposal for a sustainable headquarters in Bonn.
With a design inspired by the beautiful setting in the Rhine valley, 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).
The building will feature offices with state-of-the-art office technology, logistics areas with security controls, a visitor reception zone, auditorium, conference room, cafeteria and an underground car park, along with roof top gardens and a large sunken terrace for the restaurant.
Bids to host the 300-strong body, tasked to help combat climate change, have also been received from Mexico, Namibia, Poland, South Korea and Switzerland. The successful bid is expected to be announced later this year.