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.

 

Design: Felix Dannecker
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

 

 

Design: Aleksandra Buchalik
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Design Roger Winkler
Ripped tubes provide natural light to the workshop facilities and link the different levels of the FabLab. Design Roger Winkler.

 

 

Design: Samim Mehdizadeh

Design: Samim Mehdizadeh
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
More projects by: Norwina Wölfer, Charlotte Schauer, Merle Kogge, Stefanie Joachim and Carolin Kreutzberg

 

Teaching:

Prof. Oliver Tessmann, Bastian Wibranek,

Technical support:

Alexander Stefas