Projects

 

Since the founding of the Planning Office for Ecological Building in 1979, more than 100 buildings designed by Gernot Minke have been realized in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Germany, Ecuador, Guatemala, India, Paraguay, Russia, Slovakia, Hungary and Uruguay.
Some selected buildings are presented here.

 


RESIDENCES

Residence, Eco-village Kassel, Germany 1985

 

Duplex at Uchte, Germany 1987

 

 Residence, Eco-village Kassel, Germany 1993

 

Farmhaus at Warzipur, India 1995 (with DAAT Neu Delhi)

 

Reidence at Rosdorf, Germany 2002 (with Tobias Weyhe)

 

Residence at Bad Schussenried, Germany 2006 (with Tobias Weyhe)

 This building with its  dome and vaults from earth blocks and its green roof is sheltered against high frequency electro-magnetic waves by 99,6 %.

 


SETTLEMENTS

„Soliterra“, Mühlacker, Germany 2000 (with Tobias Weyhe)

 

„Oikos“, Reinsberg, Germany 2002 (with Tobias Weyhe)

 

 Eco-village „El-Tucan“ at Emboscada, Paraguay, since 2012 (with Jörg Janisch)

 


KINDERGARTENS

Waldorf-kindergarten Sorsum, Germany 1997 (with Tobias Weyhe)

 

Kindergarten Oranienburg-Eden, Germany 2002 (with Tobias Weyhe)

 

 


RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS

Meditation hall, Bad Zwesten, Germany 1996 (with Tobias Weyhe)

 

Meditation hall, Mt. Abu, India 1996

 

Mosque, Wabern, Germany 2007 (with T. Weyhe)

 


OFFICE BUILDINGS

Wissenschaftspark Hannover, Germany 2003 (with Tobias Weyhe)

 


MULTI-PURPOSE HALLS

Goetheinstitut, La Paz, Bolivia 2000 (with Alexander Fischer)

 

Seminar-center Picada Cafe, Brasilien 2005

 

Comunity building La Tahona at Rocha, Uruguay 2007

 

Cúpula de adobe, Ráquira, Columbia, 2015

 

Cúpula de adobe, Villa General Belgrano, Argentinia, 2015

 


STRAW BALE BUILDINGS

Experimental Building, University Kassel, Germany 2000 (with Dittmar Hecken and Friedemann Mahlke), (load bearing straw bale walls)

 

Orphanage, Kaliningrad, Russia 2003 (with Friedemann Mahlke)

 

Sound studio, Westerwald 2004 (with F. Mahlke)

 

Social housing prototype, Sentinela do Sul, Brasil 2005 (with Marcio D’Avila)

 

Seminar-h0use, Tamera, Portugal 2006

 

Residence at Bad Schussenried, Germany 2006

 

Load bearing strawbale vaults at Tamera, Portugal, 2007

 

 Office building at Hrubý Súr, Slowakia 2010 (with Createrra) (Loadbearing straw bale dome and vaults)

 


LIGHT-WEIGHT COVERS

Alpamare-Bad at Bad Tölz, Germany 1971

 

Bus stop at Stuttgart, Germany 1973 (with B. Burckhardt)

 

Production hall at Salach, Germany 1974

 

Ice rink cover, Esslingen 1976 (with G. Schöfl)

 

Cafeteria at GuatemalaCity, 1981

 

Temporary church, BUGA Kassel, Germany 1981

 

Bamboo grid shell at Kassel, Germany 1982

 

Bamboo grid shell at Candelaria, Colombia, 2009

 


LOW-COST-HOUSING, PROTOTYPES

Test building at Kassel University, Germany 1975

 

Low-cost-housing prototype, Guatemala, 1978 (earthquake resisitant rammed earth structure)

 

Test building, Kassel University, Germany 1982

 

Earthquake resistant sand bag structure, Kassel University, Germany 1978

 

Prototype social housing, Babahoyo, Ecuador 1989

 

Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, 1993

 

Low-cost housing Mt. Abu, Indien, 1993

 

Earthquake resistant residence, Chile, 2003

 

Social housing prototype, Viamao, Brasil, 2003

 

Social housing prototype, Sao Leopoldo, Brasil, 2003

 

Social housing prototype, Brasil 2004 (Straw bale walls)

 

Market, Mesa de los Santos, Bucaramanga, Colombia, 2007

 


GREEN WALLS, VERTICAL GARDENS

Built within research projects (1977-1982) and Workshops (since 2010)


 

Cushion elements, Kassel, Germany 1977

 

Shingles serving as plant containers , Kassel, Germany 1977

 

Used car tires, Düsseldorf and Kassel, Germany 1980

 

Green wall, Medellin, Colombia 2010

 

Green column, Medellin, Colombia 2010

 

Green columns, Tenjo and Piedecuesta, Columbia 2011

 

Green wall Medellin, Colombia 2011

 

Gabions and Hoses, Tenjo, Colombia 2011

 

Sculpture, Piedecuesta 2011, Colombia

 

Green wall, Piedecuesta, Colombia 2011

 

Green wall, Cali, Colombia 2012

Green column, Cali, Colombia 2012

 

Green walls, Cali, Colombia 2012

 

Green column, Cali, Colombia 2012

 

Green column, Thessaloniki, Greece 2012

 

Wall with containers, Thessaloniki, Greece 2012

 

Wall from concrete blocks, Thessaloniki, Greece 2012

 

Plant bags Cali, Colombia 2012

 

Green wall, Uruguay 2012

 

Gavions, Uruguay 2012

 

Green wall, Cali, Colombia 2012

 

Green column, Cali, Colombia 2012

 

Bucket column, Cali, Colombia 2012

 

Bucket column, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2013

 

Workshop „Jardines Verticales“ León, Mexico 2014

 

Workshop „Jardines Verticales“ San José, Costa Rica, 2014

 

Workshop „Jardines Verticales“ Paine, Chile, 2016

 

Workshop „Jardines Verticales“ TIBA, Bom Jardin, Brasil 2017

 

Workshop „Jardines Verticales“ Guanajuato, Mexico, 2017