Our real utopias are multi layered cultural projects, which start from a strong and seemingly utopian idea for a difficult site. They combine a broad range of often unconventional planning strategies and initiate active alliances between local actors and external experts.
We develop and test urban development strategies from concentrated local interventions to complex large scale urban transformation processes. Our specialization is dynamic master planning.
Raumlabor’s ongoing engagement on the former airfield of Tempelhof ranges from long-term planning to temporary interventions on site. it displays our role as a link between the city and its inhabitants. This commitment demands to perform in changing roles to develop ideas for its future use.
In many project we use discarded materials as old doors, windows, furniture, bottles, car door to create new spaces. for temporary projects we extract elements form the production cycle and return them at the end of the projects.
The generator is an experimental building laboratory for instant, participatory building practices in public space. the generator combines construction principles, new geometries for furniture and lightweight constructions, as well as new usage possibilities and multiple programs for people to meet and interact in public.
Building for us is a tool to create mutuality and to initiate engagement with spaces. Participatory build leads to different and often surprising questions and ideas on the concrete spaces, it helps on finding topics that affect the environment of people.
Exhibition Design and Festival Centres
We transform urban spaces into something completely different, far from all expectations and visions. We move programmatic narratives into urban spaces, install new atmospheres and create a sense of new potential.
A series of urban intervention objects address specific situations in city space in a direct way and lead the way for new and surprising uses.
Our mobile activators open urban space for temporary collective uses, explore its qualities and possibilities and interact with architectural and the social spaces.
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For some, maps are a tool to understand the complexity of our world, for others they are only images of a subjective understanding. We use cartography as a tool to understand the contemporary phenomena that shape our cities and environment.