Sauerbruch Hutton designed the Umweltbundesamt Dessau in Dessau Germany, completed in 2005.
Located near the main train station in the home of modern movement Bauhaus, this project reinforces modern concepts of design and aesthetic. It was built on a contaminated brownfield with curved stripes of building snaking around. The prefabricated wood facade panels are stacked between multicolored shades and glazing.
An elaborate structure of aluminum louvers and motorized vents in the central public space interrupts this environmentalist design with a new concept for environmental sustainability, using machinery and metal to lessen our footprint. This project melds Bauhaus modernism with sustainable and green design.
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Video: Recycling Design Press Exhibit In Umweltbundesamt Dessau