Bauhaus Earth is building a new home in the center of Potsdam. The Potsdam Demonstrator will act as a scalable and replicable proof of concept, illustrating principles such as circularity, carbon storage, design for disassembly, and the use of regenerative materials – setting new standards against which future building in the region can be measured.
The project will be executed in two phases: the first takes the form of a temporary research pavilion, scheduled for completion in 2023. The pavilion will host exhibitions and promote public discourse around a regenerative and socially just building sector, as well as test regionally available bio-based materials; the potential of CO2 storage in building components; and circular design approaches, including recycling strategies for building components. The lessons learned through the design and construction of pavilion, as well as the materials used, are to be integrated into the second phase: a permanent five-story multi-use building.
We are currently investigating the possibilities and potentials of the temporary pavilion with the following partners:
Prof. Dr. Martin Welp, Prof. Dr. Markus Jahreis, Prof. Dr. Tobias Cremer, Ferreol Berendt, Johannes Litschel (Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde)
Harry Sachs, Nina Peters (Netzwerk Haus der Materialisierung)
Valeria Fahrenkrog, Erik Goengrich, Nora Wilhelm, Rodney Latourelle (Mitkunstzentrale)
Jutta Ziegler (Baufachfrau Berlin e.V.)
Simone Kellerhoff (Material Mafia)
Corinna Vosse, Jan-Micha Gamer (Kunst-Stoffe e.V.)
Prof. Vera Susanne Rotter, Prof. Galina Churkina, Prof. Eike Roswag-Klinge, David Bauer, Johannes Scholz (TU Berlin)
Prof. Andrea Klinge, Dipl. Ing. Uwe Seiler (ZRS Architekten Ingenieure) Tom Bestgen, Frank Nägele (UTB Projektmanagement Berlin GmbH) Kristina Tschesch (414 films) Prof. Matthias Görlich (Studio Matthias Görlich)