Montagsstiftung urbane Räume
Hanna Noller, Robin Höning, Ivana Rohr, Jonas Längenfelder, Carla Schumann, Elaine Braunholz
This design is based on the idea and the self-conception that architecture itself must become a tool and space a transformative source material in order to meet the tasks on the Honsberg. These are unforeseeable contexts, which will be of different spatial (or spatial) scope and of different duration and atmospheric nature. For this reason, this design is understood formally and in terms of content as a constantly reformulating invitation to participate, to take part and to become part.
In order to make this invitation universal and not limited to one or a few target groups, the entire design is based on the claim "access is love". Knowing that there is no actual accessibility beyond and apart from DIN standards, this is an attempt to create as much access as possible and also to counteract the invisible barriers and obstacles that such a place can produce. In addition to the building design, the creation of a variety of different opportunities for low-threshold and uncomplicated contact is crucial for this. In order to meet this challenge and the requirement of an exploratory architecture, the present design envisages giving the construction phase a supporting significance and approaching the spatial development iteratively, consciously decelerating and opening it in an activating manner. Following the principle of Slow Architecture, a construction phase is followed step by step by an appropriation and activation phase of the newly created areas and objects, so that a socio-spatial development can take place parallel to the physical construction:
1. The path connection between the garden and Siemenstrasse is created and the ramp is completed. In the process, a new square will be created on the footprint of the future building.
2. The square will be opened for appropriation. Subsequently, a program offer will be created to further activate the area through joint construction. This will result in the first furniture and a kiosk, which can be used immediately for neighborly, artistic and gastronomic purposes.
3. The supports are put up ...
4. ... and subsequently reappropriated.
5. Before the autumn the roof comes and for the first time the feeling, or the assumption of a new interior arises.
6. Insulating exterior walls are installed and rooms are created on the upper floor and the interior of the workshop is continuously reappropriated through art.
7. Finally, the facade in the front part of the building is extended in a collective building action with used building materials.
this mountain, i must climb
I've gotta take a little time
in case I need it when i'm older
A little time to think things over
feels like a world upon my shoulders
keeps me warm as life grows older
Foreigner: I want to know what love is
The design translation of "access is love" is the ramp. The building docks onto it - as a changeable shell that withdraws from the design and instead focuses on spatial relationships and enables their creation and change in a modular and flexible way. The focus here is on the inner life of the building, which is why two-thirds of the façade is fully glazed. In order to realize the project cost-effectively and within the time frame, industrial construction methods with prefabricated steel and façade components with independent trades will be used. To avoid unnecessarily high operating costs, the workshop can be divided into three different climatic zones and only partially heated.
The architecture refrains from any kind of finishing. Instead, an "art-in-and-around-the-building" program is to be developed from the outset with the resident artists of Ins Blaue e.V., which can and should be perpetuated into the future. So this is much less a proposal for a "beautiful" building, but rather the question of whether it is not possible to question, appropriate and reinterpret the concept of building culture - away from the discipline and the principle of supply and demand, towards an understanding and cultivation of building as a collective and social practice.