German Embassy in Tiflis
The new building project of the German Embassy in Tiflis/Georgia consists of a chancellery building, the travel visa office, the residence and outbuildings. The new buildings are built on a federally owned undeveloped hillside property in Tiflis. Arranged up to four stories on the site, the individual buildings are designed as reinforced concrete skeleton structures with stiffening cores and wall panels. Increased earthquake loads in the region are to be absorbed by the design. The award-winning design of the acclaimed 2014 interdisciplinary planning competition deals intensively with the country of Georgia, with its culture and traditions. The traditional clay construction in the region was taken up as the integral medium for the front. The plan for the rammed clay façade shows that the necessary qualities in terms of safety and representation are achieved with the proposed clay construction method. The application is used for the first time in the construction of the embassy. The piece by piece prefabricated rammed earth front represents a positive external effect of the new embassy building in regard to sustainability, technology transfer and ecology.