An empty multistory building at the edge of Bremen, Germany. "We are looking for temporary inhabitants to explore individual living utopias. The ideas should preferably be in the field of self-sufficient, sustainable living."
Each participant will receive enough space to bring alive his/her idea. This can be anything from an architectural element to a design object from recycled material as well as a theater performance. Sproutbau is simply a place to experiment.
Since the building is going to be demolished there are very little limits for procjet ideas.
For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea.
We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region, especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea’s responses. The impact of Industrialisation, population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea. Nature retaliates by creating new forms, one of the most significant being the spread and growth of toxic Blue Green Algae or “phytoplankton”
Images: wooden sewerage pipe from Stralsund. &
Portrait of William Lindley the designer of the first sewerage system in Stralsund, algae on paper.
Svarlamoen is a self-organized area in Trondheim, Norway, experimenting with new ways of building and living. In the centre back you see the low energy wooden high house. Far back are submarine bunkers from ww2.