Fueling A Difference In Urbanism!

Today we have decided to focus on a different type of project, our focus is not on interior architecture but on a unique concept that has both inspired and impressed us, a temporary architectural installation, the BMW Guggenheim Lab.

The BMW Guggenheim Lab Opened Aug 3 in New York, Launching a Six-Year Worldwide Tour, as its name suggests it was commissioned by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and is sponsored by BMW.

The following is taken from the Lab’s website.

What Is The Lab?

 The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory travelling to nine major cities worldwide over six years. Led by international, interdisciplinary teams of emerging talents in the areas of urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability, the Lab addresses issues of contemporary urban life through programs and public discourse. Its goal is the exploration of new ideas, experimentation, and ultimately the creation of forward-thinking solutions for city life.

Part urban think tank, part community centre and public gathering space, the Lab is conceived to inspire public discourse in cities around the world and through the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and online social communities.

The public is invited to attend and to participate in free programs and experiments at the Lab. In addition, the BMW Guggenheim Lab website and social communities provide opportunities for participants around the world to engage with and to contribute to the ideas and experiments generated by the Lab.

Architecture

Lightweight and compact, with a structural skeleton built of carbon fiber, the mobile structure for the first cycle of the BMW Guggenheim Lab has been designed by the Tokyo architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow as a “travelling toolbox.”

People

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is shaped by a diverse and international group of individuals, ranging from architects and graphic designers to the eminent Advisory Committee and talented Lab Team members.

What this project is all about is what inspires us the most, the project is about making a difference to your community and to your environment. It is about bringing likeminded individuals together under one roof to discuss ways that we can all better our environments to promote positive interaction to encourage making a difference.

Check out these videos below for a greater insight into the project and what the meaning behind it is, the videos themselves are very entertaining and cleverly done.

What is the Lab? 

Construction Time Lapse Of The Lab:

Architectural Animation of the Lab Design:

Below is an image of the New York Installation:

To find out more about this excellent initiative click here