BMW Guggenheim Lab

Dec 06, 2011
Berlin, Germany

The BMW Guggenheim Lab is a mobile laboratory that will travel to nine major cities worldwide over six years. After a dynamic ten-week run in New York, from August 3 to October 16, 2011, the Lab is currently in transit to Berlin, the second stop on its nine-city world tour, where it will be open from May 24 to July 29, 2012. Subscribe to e-news now for the latest project updates, and follow our Lablog and social media channels: Twitter and #BGLab, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and FourSquare

A diverse range of programs will address the theme of the Lab’s first cycle, Confronting Comfort, exploring how to make urban environments more responsive to people’s needs, how to strike a balance between notions of individual versus collective comfort, and how to meet the urgent need for environmental and social responsibility.

The six-year migration of the BMW Guggenheim Lab will feature three distinct mobile structures and thematic cycles. Each structure will be designed by a different architect, and each will travel to three cities around the globe. Led by international, interdisciplinary teams of emerging talents in the areas of urbanism, architecture, art, design, science, technology, education, and sustainability, the BMW Guggenheim Lab will address 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 urban life.

Read more about the Lab in the Collaborations section.