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Idea by

Mascha Fehse, Alexander Römer, Silvia Gioberti, Maria Trunk

Baupalast

http://constructlab.net

Urbanstr. 64, Berlin, Germany
Constructlab is a platform for experimental projects. The international network constitutes itself of people coming from architecture, design, graphics, film, photography, sociology and culinary practice. Constructlab connects creativity and practical knowledge, thinking and doing, putting projects into a social, ecological and temporal context. For Baupalast constructlab collaborates, amongst others, with the Berlin-based collective GA and the Institut für Angewandte Heterotopie.

Call for ideas 2020

Baupalast


A city-making-laboratory under self-construction

Baupalast


A city-making-laboratory under self-construction
Support structure for social, artistic and community-shaping construction + applied city-production.
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Type of project
  • Next alliances

Support structures give access to unfinished buildings and support the latter as long as they are not autonomously stable. The same is needed for Berlin’s diverse, emerging and partly precarious creative constellations in the context of quick and profit-oriented city-development. Berlin is in desperate need for open-minded space.
This project is about producing a support structure for public space, in which urban topics can be addressed in different manners, debated and negotiated. A space to work - not profit orientated, but economically sustainable - live, eat, love; enjoying the overlapping of all. Of permanent presence. Of decent scale. For over-size plans and ideas. Oriented versus the collective needs. Each step - slowly scaled and adapted to real circumstances - creates a model that can exist in the long term also elsewhere. A place to learn and to question, in the quest for the astonishing; triggering associations, creating connections and practicing different readings of now.


Whether on the polemicized site of Berlin’s Bauakademie or under the roof of Tempelhof’s former airport building, on industrial inner-city sites, or on the roof of one of the city’s impossible-to-destroy bunkers: The Baupalast is both the place for and the subject of discussion.

It is an architecture that is under constant transformation; closely and creatively relating design and implementation, adapting to seasonal changes and programmatic development. The permeability of outside and inside are crucial, where ideas and impulses can be absorbed and made productive.

The Baupalast is a construction site, which is not the confrontation of a design with a reality, but a context where the design evolves organically and prototypically under consideration of its surrounding: potentials, infrastructure, neighbours, energies and material flows.
Peoples‘ needs - of neighbours, children, senior citizens, initiatives, social institutions... - get their articulation, their concretization, their realization and can be supported and transformed in constructed answers.

Image caption (max. 500 ch.):
Inside, the production processes are cyclic, sustainable and conscious of materiality. What happens is visible from the outside and transparently showing the organs or the infrastructure and dynamics of the city - waste, money, ressources...

The Baupalst is a society machine / a city production factory which has detours, dead ends and desperate search as a part of its repertoire, just the same as forming alliance, cooperation and collectivity.

Baupalast


A city-making-laboratory under self-construction

Baupalast


A city-making-laboratory under self-construction
Support structure for social, artistic and community-shaping construction + applied city-production.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

Support structures give access to unfinished buildings and support the latter as long as they are not autonomously stable. The same is needed for Berlin’s diverse, emerging and partly precarious creative constellations in the context of quick and profit-oriented city-development. Berlin is in desperate need for open-minded space.
This project is about producing a support structure for public space, in which urban topics can be addressed in different manners, debated and negotiated. A space to work - not profit orientated, but economically sustainable - live, eat, love; enjoying the overlapping of all. Of permanent presence. Of decent scale. For over-size plans and ideas. Oriented versus the collective needs. Each step - slowly scaled and adapted to real circumstances - creates a model that can exist in the long term also elsewhere. A place to learn and to question, in the quest for the astonishing; triggering associations, creating connections and practicing different readings of now.


Whether on the polemicized site of Berlin’s Bauakademie or under the roof of Tempelhof’s former airport building, on industrial inner-city sites, or on the roof of one of the city’s impossible-to-destroy bunkers: The Baupalast is both the place for and the subject of discussion.

It is an architecture that is under constant transformation; closely and creatively relating design and implementation, adapting to seasonal changes and programmatic development. The permeability of outside and inside are crucial, where ideas and impulses can be absorbed and made productive.

The Baupalast is a construction site, which is not the confrontation of a design with a reality, but a context where the design evolves organically and prototypically under consideration of its surrounding: potentials, infrastructure, neighbours, energies and material flows.
Peoples‘ needs - of neighbours, children, senior citizens, initiatives, social institutions... - get their articulation, their concretization, their realization and can be supported and transformed in constructed answers.

Image caption (max. 500 ch.):
Inside, the production processes are cyclic, sustainable and conscious of materiality. What happens is visible from the outside and transparently showing the organs or the infrastructure and dynamics of the city - waste, money, ressources...

The Baupalst is a society machine / a city production factory which has detours, dead ends and desperate search as a part of its repertoire, just the same as forming alliance, cooperation and collectivity.


Idea by

Mascha Fehse, Alexander Römer, Silvia Gioberti, Maria Trunk
Baupalast
Urbanstr. 64
Berlin
Germany
Constructlab is a platform for experimental projects. The international network constitutes itself of people coming from architecture, design, graphics, film, photography, sociology and culinary practice. Constructlab connects creativity and practical knowledge, thinking and doing, putting projects into a social, ecological and temporal context. For Baupalast constructlab collaborates, amongst others, with the Berlin-based collective GA and the Institut für Angewandte Heterotopie.