gruene erde breathing headquarters

on plant-based & bio-climatic design practice

 

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Eating the Sun

Take a look towards one possible future: It is Plant-based! And petroleum free, socially fair and ecologically sound. GRÜNE ERDE has specialized on designing and producing products that are driven by a most ecological, sustainable thinking and business practice – all that with a close look on socially fair trading and material chains of re-growing resources. Our philosophy matches within these given premises — this is about living and connecting to fellow humans and to our alive environment — to rethink given standards in design, material use, energy usage and bio-climatic design of large structures. How can we think it all together?

Plant-Powered Systems Design

We answer in designing an entire ecosystem. A systems design approach that introduces breathing into buildings. A sensual and atmospheric space that is literally breathing in oxygen originating from its vegetated courtyards. Plant-performance providing fresh clean air and oxygen to breathe, while cooling all spaces and fully substituting conventional climate machines. A place that is 99% petroleum free and powered by renewable energy from 100% on-site resources. The end of air-conditioning as we know it and a beginning for a new kind of co-habitation on our planet Earth.

Bio-Climatic and Sensual

Like inverted clearings in a forest, the interior landscape of the new GRÜNE ERDE headquarters is structured by thirteen patios allowing daylight to impact our way we sensually experience our daily working and living environment.  Here, individual plant communities of nine Austrian living forest ecotypes provide oxygen and microclimate, sensual experiences and great comfort, for people, flora and fauna to thrive.

 

SITE: Pettenbach, Almtal, Austria
YEAR: 2015 – 2018
PROJECTNUMBER: 108 – GRE
CLIENT: Gruene Erde GmbH – Scharnstein

CONCEPTION, DESIGN, DETAILED DESIGN AND ARTISTIC CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISON:

terrain: integral designs BDA  Munich / Graz
Klaus K. Loenhart, Katharina Hengel, Claudia Pittino, Clara Hamann, Maria Fellinger, Kathi Zull, Zoe Yan Zou, Paul Frick

 

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION, DETAILED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

ARKADE GmbH  Linz
Klaus Landerl, Gabriel Trinkl, Manfred Leitgeb

 

STRUCTURAL CONCEPTION

terrain: integral designs BDA  Munich / Graz
Klaus K. Loenhart, Paul Frick


ENGINEERING

Bauplan Service GmbH  Herzogsdorf


LANDSCAPE DESIGN

terrain: integral designs BDA  Munich / Graz
Klaus K. Loenhart, Katharina Hengel, Claudia Pittino, Zoe Yan Zou, Ondrej Hanuz