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.



Residence, Eco-village Kassel, Germany 1985


Duplex at Uchte, Germany 1987


Residence, Eco-village Kassel, Germany 1993


Residence Mount Abu, India 1993


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


Reidence at Rosdorf, Germany 2002 (with Tobias Weyhe)


Orphanage, Kaliningrad, Russia 2003 (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 %.


Residences at Barreal, Argentina 2006 (earth quake resistant adobe structures)


Load bearing strawbale vaults at Tamera, Portugal 2007


Apartments at Buchberg-Wangelin, Germany 2013 (Load bearing strawbale vaults, with Tobias Weyhe)


Tiny House TIBA at Bom Jardin, Brasil 2016/2017



Eco-village „Soliterra“ at Mühlacker, Germany 2000 (with Tobias Weyhe)


Eco-village“Oikos“ at Reinsberg, Germany 2002 (with Tobias Weyhe)


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



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


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


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


Sound studio, Westerwald 2004 (with F. Mahlke)


Seminar room at Tamera, Portugal 2006


Dome, Playground Wöhrder Wiesen at Nürnberg, Germany 2006 (with Tobias Weyhe)


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


Kindergarten Acuarela Mesa de los Santos, Bucaramanga, Colombia 2007 (with Leonidas Gomez)


Garden-Cafe at Buchberg-Wangelin 2014 (with Tobias Weyhe)


Class rooms, Waldorf-School at Limache, Chile 2016


Temazcal (Indianische Schwitzhütte) TIBA at Bom Jardin, Brasil 2016


Kindergarten at Catripulli, Chile 2018




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


Meditation hall at Mt. Abu, India 1996


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


Meditation dome TIBA at Bom Jardin, Brasil 2007





Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India 1993


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


Office building at Wissenschaftspark Hannover, Germany 2003 (with Tobias Weyhe)





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


Seminar-center at 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




Test building at Kassel University, Germany 1975


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


Earthquake resistant sand bag structure, Guatemala 1978


Test building, Kassel University, Germany 1982


Prototype social housing, Babahoyo, Ecuador 1989


Earthquake resistant residence, Chile 2003


Social housing prototype, Sao Leopoldo, Brasil 2003


Social housing prototype, Viamao, Brasil 2003


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


Earthquake resistant sand bag structure, Nepal 2015

Photos will be available soon





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, Guatemala 1981


Temporary church, BUGA Kassel, Germany 1981


Bamboo grid shell at Kassel, Germany 1982


Bamboo grid shell at Candelaria, Colombia 2009




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