Building Laboratory- Berlin is a transformed city.
In 2014, we said ‘good bye’ to reflection and embraced projection and real life experimentation. This time, we constructed our own temporary utopia: 25 students from 25 different back-grounds, 25 ideas for a temporary space, and 1 physical structure built in 9 days and 9 nights.
In a collaborative, interactive and open ended building process we construced a 1:1 prototype in the public spaces of the University of the Arts. A mock-up or physical structure, a type of folly or Merzbau. A sketch for a space developed through a speedy competition. A construction process that took time and negotiation. An ongoing building laboratory.
The structure existed in a series of temporary states, housed events and supported the public programme. It was subsequently dismantled and taken away by its participants. Both construction and dismantling process formed integral part of the design.