Project Description

Embassy Building, Cotonou, Benin

Project details

Year:
2016

Status:
Competition

Location:
Cotonou, Benin

Client:
Federal Foreign Office of Germany

ÜberRaum Architects, together with Roswag Architekten from Berlin, successfully applied to participate in the two-stage competition for the new chancery of the German Embassy in Cotonou, Benin. The competitors consisted of eight international teams.

The main challenge of the project was, to create an energy efficient, sustainable and green building in a tropical climate, while simultaneously complying with the required German standards in terms of security. The building’s fa