What would happen if a volcano erupted next to the Humboldt Forum? If trees and exotic plants proliferate, and a waterfall cascade?
Hybrid Space Lab developed the utopia of an extension to the Humboldt Forum: a vertical jungle consisting of terraces, a winter garden with a public path leading to the roof garden, referring to the explorer Alexander von Humboldt.
As a stacked oasis, which integrates vegetation in the built environment, Humboldt Volcano brings solutions for the integration of green in very dense urban situations. Hybrid Space Lab understands this idea as part of the urban redevelopment and the possibility to establish an unconventional green space in very dense public space.
Alexander von Humboldt developed the idea that all nature is connected, and pioneered concepts of sustainability. Today, the project Humboldt Forum that has his name is without any green space whatsoever.
Der Tagesspiegel, September 2017: Wilkommen im Dschungel
Der Tagesspiegel Edition Kunst, September 2016: Das Project is realistisch und un-realistisch zugleich.
DIE ZEIT, Februar 2016: Ist dass die Rettung?
Berliner Kurier, Februar 2016: Berliner,wollt ihr ein Dornröschen-Schloss?
TAZ, July 2015: Bestechendes Bild