Dec 10, 2022–Jan 25, 2023

Living Prototypes

Digital Fabrication With Biomaterials
Christinenstrasse 18-19, 10119 Berlin Map
Tue-Fri 11 am–6:30 pm, Sun-Mon 1–5 pm

The exhibition presents an exceptional research project on digital fabrication in building with bio-based materials. Full-scale prototypes make this exciting field in architecture understandable and ‘touchable’, while also demonstrating a living space designed by merging the innovative approaches of three research teams.

The digitally fabricated prototypes for building components, made with the bio-based materials earth, flax fibre and bioplastics, were developed in a European research project, instigated and guided by ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory and funded by the Zukunft Bau programme of the German Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building.

Over the course of 18 months, three university institutes – CITA from the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen, ITKE from the University of Stuttgart and IAAC, the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona – collaborated with industry partners COBOD from Copenhagen, FibR from Kernen and WASP from Massa Lombarda.