In Hanover, many initiatives are active in the public space. In doing so, they always encounter the same hurdles. There is a lack of a basic and generally accessible infrastructure for urban design activities. Hannover therefore needs a mobile action tool!
Together with seven of these initiatives, "Gesellschaft für außerordentliche Zusammenarbeit" and the Leibniz Universität Hannover, endboss has planned and implemented a solution. In a joint planning process, the needs of the various associations were recorded.
The mobile was to be as self-sufficient as possible in all locations and, due to its multi-functionality, was to promote versatile event formats.
4 central components were necessary:
- the mobile workshop, it is an important infrastructure for e.g. the development of projects and enables joint craftsmanship
- the mobile kitchen, with which cultural networking is promoted through the joint examination of living resources
- the mobile stage, a space is created for various types of events, such as concerts or readings
- the mobile workspace, this can be used as a workstation for up to 6 people
The mobile should be quickly usable and dismountable at one place as plug&play, and as an optical highlight it should draw attention to the actions.
+ Method: Co-Creation
Together with our clients and all parties involved, we try in a collaborative process to arrive at common approaches to solutions that are supported by all. For this purpose we have developed a need-oriented, result-open workshop format that adapts flexibly to the respective location and the respective challenge.
+ Method: Co-Produktion
Even after the co-creation process, we do not see ourselves as a mere implementation agency, but see it as a core task to involve as many people as possible with different backgrounds and motivations in the implementation of our projects. In our drafts we therefore do not only work site-specifically, but also group-specifically.
Photos: China Hopson
»Our brand new movable Actionmobil becomes a mobile Workshop, a mobile base-station, a space developer and social spaceship.«
The space wagon is a 3.5 ton trailer, which has a normal TÜV approval on the road and whose shell is lifted by four electrical supports during the actions and makes the space wagon a flying construction during the actions.
Due to the various functions integrated into the trailer, it is now used by various initiatives in Hannover. At the same time it is now also the fastest temporary stage in the city with an inimitable recognition value. The illuminated shell, which generates visibility five metres above the actions, reflects the complex structure of the building, as do all its parts.
The SPACE Wagon is based on a Tiny House trailer with a surface area of 6.00x2.44m.
On top of this the substructure is in the form of multiplex panels made of birch wood, mounted in a bulkhead construction. Through a maximum number of cut-outs, these panels were reduced to the essential supporting structure, thus achieving a significant weight saving. The storage space created by the bulkhead construction generates a level in the floor for electronics, gas and water as well as space in the sides for kitchen, workshop, sound equipment and similar.
Above this substructure there is a truss construction made of glued laminated timber, which is clad with polycarbonate double-webbed panels. The shell is therefore not only weight-wise but also optically lightweight. In daylight, the double-webbed panels allow the supporting structure to shine through diffusely, in darkness the entire shell can be illuminated differently from the inside.
As a highlight and eye-catcher, the shell can be raised to double height by four synchronously operated closed-loop servo linear lifting cylinders, thus presenting the uniqueness of the SPACE CART. A very large volume is created, which makes the SPACE CART visible even from a distance.
+ Format: BuildDesignStudio
A tangible learning experience. It is about going through a realisation process from beginning to end together with a group. All aspects of a construction site should be worked on by the group itself. From the first concept and the question of the need for planning, to financing, design phases, implementation planning, project management, cost and time planning, implementation and site supervision. The process is accompanied by experts in all parts of the project. The result is a committed team that organizes itself and solves the tasks on its own responsibility.
Client: Gesellschaft für außerordentliche Zusammenarbeit e.V.
Place: Hannover, GER
Partner: IEK (Instiutut Entwerfen und Konstruieren) der Leibniz Universität Hannover
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