ORANGE BLU building solutions

ORANGE BLU BUILDING SOLUTIONS

 

ORANGE BLU building solutions
Seyfferstraße 34
D - 70197 Stuttgart
Germany
Phone+49 (0) 711. 66 98 30
mail@orangeblu.com
www.orangeblu.com

 

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“We enjoy engaging in tasks that may initially seem impossible:
Complex buildings, difficult construction requirements and challenging urban planning scenarios to be resolved in high
quality architecture worldwide”

ORANGE BLU BUILDING SOLUTIONS

 

 

© Peter de Ruig

Library and Academy at the Peace Palace, Den Haag

 

Whoever understands how to combine modern architecture with its historical roots, and who is able to create distinct, contemporary architecture on that basis, is a worthy heir to James Stirling, winner of the Pritzker Prize. The Stuttgart-based practice, formed from a merger of the Wilford Schupp and zsp practices, regards itself as being bound to his legacy. The founders now combine all the experience that they gained in large international practices into one joint undertaking, which with its nearly 50 employees is set to face the challenges of an international market.

 

In its plans, the team succeeds in creating identity-forging architecture from a synthesis of architectural traditions and technological advances. The practice’s transparent process management utilises digital planning models (BIM) and a pronounced culture of communication between all stakeholders.

 

© Peter de Ruig

Visitor Center at the Peace Palace, Den Haag

 

One of the practice’s countless international projects is the new construction of the British embassy in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. The strictly cubist ensemble, situated at the foot of a hill in the south of the city, comprises the representation, consular section and the ambassador’s residence. The terraced complex’s hillside location offers a clear view over Tbilisi and the landscape of the Caucasus – a privilege afforded the architecture due to its deploying local materials and building traditions.

 

In order to integrate all the functions of a modern diplomatic mission into one shared location, the residence – the ambassador’s home – was included as part of the actual embassy buildings. While the drawnout transoms of the embassy and visa department feature a frontage made from basalt, as is locally typical, the residence, which sits enthroned above all else, was enveloped in a gleaming metal body, whose patterns are reminiscent of those of traditional Georgian woodcarvings.

 

Project Embassy of the United Kingdom in Tbilisi, Georgia

© Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

British Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

 

One of the practice’s countless international projects is the new construction of the British embassy in the Georgian capital Tbilisi. The strictly cubist ensemble, situated at the foot of a hill in the south of the city, comprises the representation, consular section and the ambassador’s residence. The terraced complex’s hillside location offers a clear view over Tbilisi and the landscape of the Caucasus – a privilege afforded the architecture due to its deploying local materials and building traditions.

 

© Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

British Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

 

In order to integrate all the functions of a modern diplomatic mission into one shared location, the residence, the home of the ambassador, was included as part of the actual embassy buildings. While the drawnout transoms of the embassy and visa department feature a frontage made from basalt, as is locally typical, the residence, which sits enthroned above all else, was enveloped in a gleaming metal body, whose patterns are reminiscent of those of traditional Georgian woodcut art.

 

CLIENT: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London
LOCATION, COUNTRY: Tbilisi, Georgia
COMPLETED: 2007–2010
GFA: 2,600 m2
BUILDING COSTS: €9m
LPH: (service phases according to German HOAI system): 1-9, general planning

 
 

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