Every building has a story to tell.
Studio 3 in Frankfurt
Studio 3 has just come back from a very engaged studio trip to Kronberg, Frankfurt. This year Undergraduate Studio 3 with tutors Sandra Denicke-Polcher and Torange Khonsari have been commissioned to design and build the Event Spaces for the Cultural Summer Festival 2010 in Kronberg, Frankfurt. The trip has been joined by Stef Rhodes from ASD Projects to support the live work.
This project has a real client, budget and construction deadline and students learn what it takes to bring an architectural idea on site. In Kronberg, all 18 students lived with guest families, actively involved in promoting and publicising the project to the local community and steering group. They set up a public exhibition in the town hall to show eight of their proposals and discussed their work with the local community through presentations, interviews and an open information café, where they offered tea and freshly baked waffles (pictured).
The citizens of Kronberg were highly impressed by the creativity and sophistication of the proposals as well as the high level of motivation of all students. All proposals have been developed employing re-used components as building materials.
Three of the eight schemes on show were selected by the steering committee and citizens to be reworked and presented again February 2010. The winning project will be built.