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)


Casa duplex

Casa hobbit

Casa bóveda

Casa cúpula



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

Kindergarten Bellington, U.K. 2020


Adobe dome, Necropolis, Kassel, Germany 2021





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

Cúpula de adobe, Aiguá, Uruguay 2020 




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 structures, Nepal 2015 (with Ithaka Institute, Switzerland)




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