Humboldt Forum

Alexander von Humboldt developed the idea that all nature is connected, and pioneered concepts of sustainability.

Today, the Humboldt Forum that has his name is without any green space whatsoever.

PROJECTS

Humboldt Volcano

A vertical jungle in a greenhouse pavilion clings to the Berlin Humboldt Forum. A trail leads from the underground to the roof of the Humboldt Forum, opening up stacked gardens and pop-up restaurants dedicated respectively to world flora and world cuisines.

Design Zone

Transforming the facade of the Humboldt Forum into a living organism.
The special art edition of DER TAGESSPIEGEL, the German newspaper, publishes interview on the changing role of design in times of crisis.

NEWS

Alexander von Humboldt and Humboldt Volcano

Rüdiger Schaper, author and head of the cultural department of the Berlin “Tagesspiegel” presents his biography on Alexander von Humboldt and discusses Hybrid Space Lab’s  Humboldt Volcano project during our Studio Talk @ MakeCity Festival. Moderation is by Merlijn Schoonenboom, historian and journalist.

Registration is required. Fully Booked

Presentations & Discussion, reading of biography on Alexander von Humboldt and Humboldt Volcano @ Hybrid Space Lab Studio Talk Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Klosterstraße 50, Berlin, 19.30-21.00, 15 June 2018

Humboldt Dschungel Dinner

How do we save the Humboldt Forum?
Experts involved in culture and politics discuss Humboldt Dschungel.

Redesigning the Berlin Palace Kathimerini

Reconciling supporters and opponents of “Humboldt Forum”, the Humboldt Jungle and Humboldt Volcano received a strong positive reception in the Berlin cultural world.

24 January 2017, @ Kathimerini, Greek Newspaper

Social Design Award

Hybrid Space Lab developed Humboldt Volcano the utopia of an extension to the Humboldt Forum: a vertical jungle consisting of terraces, a roof garden and a winter garden, referring to the explorer Alexander von Humboldt.

Spiegel, 29 September-27 October 2017

Humboldt Volcano @ The Vienna Hofburg

From Residence to Museums -quartier In the chapter "International Developments; The Schlossplatz and the Museum Island in Berlin" Humboldt Volcano is mentioned as the example of the rethinking of the Humboldt Forum. Even after the end of its function as a residence, the Vienna Hofburg, with its buildings, squares and parks, remained the scene of [...]

Humboldt Volcano @ Berliner Kurier

The “MakeCity 2018” architecture festival with 250 events in 18 days aims to make architecture in the capital more transparent and invites people to join in the conversation and help develop it

Humboldt Volcano @ TIP

Future Lab The Make City Festival wants to rethink the city.  It's a big boost, an ambitious project. "Make City" is called - "the biggest festival for architecture and urbanism in Germany". Throughout the city with 250 events within 18 days, under the motto: "Berlin Remixed." Future-oriented projects in architecture, urban development, spatial planning - [...]

Jungle Magic @ Duitsland Nieuws

Bertus Bouman published an article about the Humboldt Forum and the controversial plan to rebuild the Berlin city palace in Germany.

15 September 2017

Humboldt Volcano @ Garten + Landschaft

How is Berlin becoming a socially just smart city?
The Make City Festival discussed ideas like a Volcano at the Humboldt Forum designed by Hybrid Space Lab.