Architects : Marta Mendonça & Gonzalo Galindo in association with Chaix et Morel et associès Structure : Leonhardt, Andrä & Partner, Kühn, Bauer & Partner Installations : INEX Environment Engineers : TRIBU 3D Images : Eddie Young Model : ARTEFACT – Rod Marawi Client : Frankfurt J. W. Goethe-Campus University Budget : 20.6 M euros HT Status: Restricted competition, Joint First Prize
The central object of study in a faculty of geology is the element earth . Following this, the main idea for the project is the image of a mineral massive block which had been cut reacting on the program functional requirements and its urban context.
This massive block presents its façades in adobe . This material was selected in one hand due to its remarkable thermal insulation qualities, on the other hand approaching the building activity in itself – faculty of geology.
Adobe , is a material that due to its different thermal qualities allows significant energy economies, and at the same time offers high natural and healthy environment. The project design adobe in both façades and interior division offices and laboratories walls.