Natural Building Lab had the chance to contribute an impulse project to the “Chaos & Aufbruch Berlin:1920 2020” Exhibition, in Märkisches Museum Berlin.
© Matthew Crabbe
Chaos & Aufbruch Berlin:1920 2020
26.08.2020 – 30.05.2021
Am Köllnischen Park 5, 10179 Berlin
Eintritt €7,00 / erm €4,00 Euro (inkl. Audioguide) | bis 18 Jahre frei
The theme of the exhibition is to draw comparisons between the time of rapid change and growth that followed the founding of Groß Berlin in 1920 and the challenges facing a rapidly expanding Berlin 100 years later in 2020.
The contribution “Post-Fossil City” was developed by Natural Building Lab in collaboration with young architecture collective Team Dis+Ko and focuses on the challenges of building in a climate emergency. It is common knowledge that the building sector relies heavily on materials such as concrete, steel and glass, over the last 100 years the widespread use of these and many other energy intensive non-recyclable materials has caused the industry to become one of the world’s biggest polluters. The exhibition demands that building for an expanding Berlin in 2020 requires a new focus on natural building materials and especially the use of timber, a resource abundant in the wider Berlin Brandenburg region.
In the project “Post-Fossil City” NBL had the chance to showcase student work from a number of design studios and thesis projects from the last few years, as well produce some original new content. The exhibition also features a Post-Fossil City Vision illustrated by artist Flore Vigneron.
The exhibition “Chaos & Aufbruch Berlin:1920 2020” in Märkisches Museum is running from 26.08.2020 – 30.05.2021. More information about the prices and opening hours can be found on the website of Stadtmuseum Berlin.