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Jonas Huhn, Stephan Junglas, Benjamin Weingarten, Tobias Schafroth, Arne Schneider, Dennis Wollny, Jurek Werth

DIESE Studio

http://www.diese.studio

Rundeturmstr. 16, Darmstadt, Germany
DIESE Studio is a design office from Darmstadt, Germany. We developed into an interdisciplinary team combining our competences in architecture, design, marketing, music, cultur and craftsmanship. We're encouraging people getting together and promote the dialogue between design and society, always questioning the common understanding of roles: architects, designers and citizens - they're all equally participators and experts at the same time.

Kranichstein Represent


Community Building by Design and Performing Arts

Kranichstein Represent


Community Building by Design and Performing Arts
Building a stage for a community theatre project made out of 2000 wooden tiles hand-painted by locals.
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Started in 1968 Kranichstein became a large-scale construction of modernist housing developments outside of the city Darmstadt in Germany designed by the architect Ernst May. Today Kranichstein is a multicultural district with a diversified social structure and is one of few still successfull modernist housing projects of the 60s.

The carpet acts as the stage and last stop of the performative tour called Kranichstein Reprents created by author and theatre director Volker Schmidt. A group of actors, young and old, locals and professionals take the visitors on a tour whereby fiction and real stories are blending the past with the present.

DIESE Studio was commissioned to build a stage for the play and created a community based design project by using 2000 tiles hand-painted by locals and putting them toghether to create a huge beautiful mosaic pattern. The carpet symbolises the act of coming together, the feeling coziness and is a tool to overcome social boundaries.



Carpet pattern viewed from the top of the highrises.

Painting the wooden tiles at a local community centre.

Setting up the stage.

Kids and locals using the carpet for the first time.

Top view of the carpet in the park near the local pond.

Kranichstein Represent


Community Building by Design and Performing Arts

Kranichstein Represent


Community Building by Design and Performing Arts
Building a stage for a community theatre project made out of 2000 wooden tiles hand-painted by locals.
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

Started in 1968 Kranichstein became a large-scale construction of modernist housing developments outside of the city Darmstadt in Germany designed by the architect Ernst May. Today Kranichstein is a multicultural district with a diversified social structure and is one of few still successfull modernist housing projects of the 60s.

The carpet acts as the stage and last stop of the performative tour called Kranichstein Reprents created by author and theatre director Volker Schmidt. A group of actors, young and old, locals and professionals take the visitors on a tour whereby fiction and real stories are blending the past with the present.

DIESE Studio was commissioned to build a stage for the play and created a community based design project by using 2000 tiles hand-painted by locals and putting them toghether to create a huge beautiful mosaic pattern. The carpet symbolises the act of coming together, the feeling coziness and is a tool to overcome social boundaries.



Carpet pattern viewed from the top of the highrises.

Painting the wooden tiles at a local community centre.

Setting up the stage.

Kids and locals using the carpet for the first time.

Top view of the carpet in the park near the local pond.


Idea by

Jonas Huhn, Stephan Junglas, Benjamin Weingarten, Tobias Schafroth, Arne Schneider, Dennis Wollny, Jurek Werth
DIESE Studio
Rundeturmstr. 16
Darmstadt
Germany
DIESE Studio is a design office from Darmstadt, Germany. We developed into an interdisciplinary team combining our competences in architecture, design, marketing, music, cultur and craftsmanship. We're encouraging people getting together and promote the dialogue between design and society, always questioning the common understanding of roles: architects, designers and citizens - they're all equally participators and experts at the same time.