21st century’s metropoles are full of creative, digital natives, urban nomads, entrepreneurs and start-ups. They produce not only with their heads but also with their hands and work mostly project-based.
Innovation needs a place where it can be tested and an inspiring environment where it can flourish. It can develop in the backyard or in a laboratory but the missing intersection point between people, ideas and tools that belong together is still missing. So we were wondering?
Shouldn’t every smart city provide their citizens with fully interconnected and equipped project spaces where they can prototype, test, research, train skills and network?
And how will this influence the design of workspace infrastructures, communication patterns and leadership concepts of traditional companies?
We looked at different working environments (FabLabs, Coworking Spaces, City Labs tec) and compare the international approaches in order to deliver a viable concept for a real ‘working space of the future’ planned to be realized in Berlin within the next years.
Skills you trained: Prospective analytical skills, scenario building skills, conceptual work, presentation skills, creative problem solving, team-work abilities
The name we gave the concept is weLab!project garden. On the next pages you’ll find more detailed informations about the created persona, the structure of the space, the principles and our ideas for the financing and marketing.
Here are some pictures we took during the process to give you a better impression about how hard we worked to get this results. Many thanks again to betahaus, who gave us the space to let creativity flow on this weekend course and needless to say Daniela who guided us throught this process.