FabLab – A Digital Workshop as Public Space
A FabLab is an open workshop that gives people access to machines and digital tools like 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines. A FabLab is a place where ideas are developed and realized. A FabLab is a place to meet, to share ideas and to disseminate knowledge. In this studio students developed architectural ideas for a FabLab in the city center of Frankfurt. On the site of the former public library the participants designed a novel building that hosts a FabLab with all its necessary program and infrastructure. Furthermore the building was supposed to show the city what happens inside and invite people to enter, learn and meet.
Prof. Oliver Tessmann, Bastian Wibranek,
Build your own FabLab! Felix designs a rough infrastructural concrete skeleton and a wodden module than can be produced and assembled by the FabLab users. Thus the Lab is growing and changing over time, according to the needs if its users. Design: Felix Dannecker
Aleksandra operates with a cellular logic in plan and elevation. The facade, counterintuitive from a structural point of view, opens the FabLab to the city on eye level. Design: Aleksandra Buchalik
Ripped tubes provide natural light to the workshop facilities and link the different levels of the FabLab. Design Roger Winkler
A central infrastructural sculpture links the different levels of the FabLab that are conceived as a landscape with a dramatic topography. Design: Samim Mehdizadeh
More projects by: Norwina Wölfer, Charlotte Schauer, Merle Kogge, Stefanie Joachim and Carolin Kreutzberg