CLIENT INATURE COMPETITION | LOCATION EIBSEE LAKE, GERMANY | YEAR 2011 | AREA 1260,00 M2
Eibsee Lake is located in Germany, 100km southwest from Munich, close to the city of Grainau and the town of Garmisch Partenkirchen. At the base of Zugspitze Mountain, the highest of Germany, the lake is 973 meters above the sea level and occupies an area of 1260 m2.
The lake stands out for the transparency and colour of the water, which emphasizes the green surroundings and mountain.
The Interpretation Centre is intended to crystallize the surroundings, simulating the lake’s different tonalities during the year and minimizing the building’s presence in the landscape. A structure of steel and glass incorporates the landscape in the interior experience of the building.
Like a snow crystal, the building is developed from the centre, distributing in different arms its functions and allowing unique frames of the landscape.