raumlabor - House of Time

House of Time equals peace, encounter and co-creation. For one year, youngsters come together and jointly transform the site to a place where everything is possible.

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The installation

House of Time

House of Time is a long-term project that was launched by the German architectural firm ‘raumlabor’. On an old industrial site along the Ringvaart (canal system surrounding Bruges), the firm went to work with the ‘Bolwerk’ and the ‘Brugge(n)’ organisations for young people. There, they are working on a house full-time, a place that will be reprogrammed and turned into a meeting and production space by and for young people. The microindustry will evolve gradually into an open space for discovery, experimentation and learning. Mobile units such as a warm water bath or a series of benches will be added, but the main focus is on immaterial values: a sense of involvement and commitment to solve problems actively at each stage of the creative process. In order to motivate teenagers to use an urban public space on a permanent basis, raumlabor wishes to break through individualism and enable the local youth to work together as a community to find solutions to their social and community problems via art and architecture.Keep up to date with all the activities and workshops in House of Time via the Facebook page @houseoftimebruges



The collective raumlabor, founded in Berlin in 1999, is not an architectural firm but a group of nine architects with the same interest: developing small-scale projects that are deeply rooted in existing local structures. Their work varies from conservation to recycling, urbanism, scenography and often has ANARCHectural impact. The current members of the group are Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Frauke Gerstenberg, Andrea Hofmann, Jan Liesegang, Christof Mayer and Axel Timm.

raumlabor works all over the world, from Argentina to Switzerland. In 2011 and 2012, they landed in Brussels with Parc Grisar during the TodaysArt Festival and the Curo garden for Parckdesign.

website raumlabor

This project is developed in cooperation with Bolwerk and Brugge(n) voor Jongeren