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

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.

Bauwhat?


Festival Centre and Summer School

Bauwhat?


Festival Centre and Summer School
Imagining a new school for architecture and design, inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus.
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Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

The initial brief by client for a temporary festival centre asked for a stage, a bar, some informal space and a clear visual reference to the Bauhaus.

This quickly led us to the probably more important and relevant question: What would a newly formed design school look like today? Which questions and societal circumstances would be relevant and which aestetics would this school produce?

After convincing the client to enter an open-ended experiment, a summer-school was initiated. Together with students from the local universities a design-school was founded on site in order to imagine, debate and build a school as the centre of the festival.

DIESE Studio designed and built the roof as a framework that invited alteration, tinkering and even dismissal. Together with students the schools agenda and values were developed and resulted in a spatial articulation that would house the theatre festival in parallel with the performance of school life on the theatre square.



Summer School workshop at the Staatstheater Darmstadt

Prefabricated roof structure of the festival centre

Looking from the festival centre towards the Georg-Büchner Platz

Summer School workshop at the festival centre

Installation of the Summer School in the space between the Staatstheater and the festival centre

Bauwhat?


Festival Centre and Summer School

Bauwhat?


Festival Centre and Summer School
Imagining a new school for architecture and design, inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus.
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

The initial brief by client for a temporary festival centre asked for a stage, a bar, some informal space and a clear visual reference to the Bauhaus.

This quickly led us to the probably more important and relevant question: What would a newly formed design school look like today? Which questions and societal circumstances would be relevant and which aestetics would this school produce?

After convincing the client to enter an open-ended experiment, a summer-school was initiated. Together with students from the local universities a design-school was founded on site in order to imagine, debate and build a school as the centre of the festival.

DIESE Studio designed and built the roof as a framework that invited alteration, tinkering and even dismissal. Together with students the schools agenda and values were developed and resulted in a spatial articulation that would house the theatre festival in parallel with the performance of school life on the theatre square.



Summer School workshop at the Staatstheater Darmstadt

Prefabricated roof structure of the festival centre

Looking from the festival centre towards the Georg-Büchner Platz

Summer School workshop at the festival centre

Installation of the Summer School in the space between the Staatstheater and the festival centre


Idea by

Jonas Huhn, Stephan Junglas, Benjamin Weingarten, Tobias Schafroth, Arne Schneider, Dennis Wollny, Jurek Werth with Florian Walzel
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.