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The integration and interpretation of local building styles and traditions and the use of regional materials signify a reference to the context; this is a key feature of the European architectural tradition and a central theme of the German embassy in Mexico City.
The embassy building is developed around three courtyards. All working areas overlook these courtyards, and with their enclosing walls they form part of the enclosing wall around the plot – a feature which is necessary in view of the security requirements for modern embassy buildings. Whereas the courtyard facades and surfaces are clad with a light-coloured, marble-like natural stone, the ends of the building use a red lava stone which is commonly used locally.

Competition 1st Prize, 2002
Client Federal Republic of Germany
Planning started 2003
Completion 2006
Total floor area 3,500 sqm

Team: Patric Eckstein, Juergen Rustler

Planning and Realization
Project Management: Hanns Ziegler
Team: Juergen Rustler, Elke Sparmann, Oliver Kampmann, Martina Eissler, Julia Renfer, Michael Schmid, Helga Blocksdorf, Manuela Jochheim
Construction Management Coordination: Birgit Knicker

Contact office on site: Nuño, Mac Gregor y de Buen, Mexiko City
Landscape architecture: Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten, Berlin
Art in architecture: Renate Wolff
Christian Richters