Furniture-making project: participatory spatial design
During the furniture-making project at the Grundschule am Luisium supervised and supported by Thomas Wienands, third year pupils developed initial ideas and designs for a modular furniture collection for their school over the course of a 2-day workshop.
The basis for this work was an evaluation of questionnaires that Thomas Wienands had developed in the run-up to the workshop and then distributed to all the protagonists at the school. The pupils learnt how to think and work like a collective architectural office, thereby enquiring about the users' needs, incorporating them into their ideas and concretising them as a design for realisation. The pupils' findings and models were subsequently translated by Thomas Wienands into a modular furniture system that could be implemented.
Grundschule am Luisium
51 pupils from year 3
Ms. Sabine Kus / Teacher responsible for the project
Thomas Wienands / Architect
May 2018 to October 2018
Anne Schneider / Bauhaus Agent
Summer workshop at Bauhaus Dessau
8th to 12th July 2019
During the autumn holiday in October 2018, 12 pupils from third-year classes contructed their own modular furniture collection with professional assistance. Since then, the furnishings have been a firm component of the school and are used as a place to withdraw and spend time in play, as well as a space for learning groups and to do homework.
Now, these ideas and designs by the pupils of the Grundschule am Luisium will be applied once again in the construction workshop during the summer holidays in 2019. They form the basis for the construction workshop, in which furniture will be produced for the outreach and workshop spaces of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. The furniture system will be used there as from August 2019.