Raumlaborberlin began working on the issues of contemporary architecture and urbanism in 1999 in various interdisciplinary working teams we investigate strategies for urban renewal. raumlabor does urban design, architectural design, build, interactive environments, research.

Partners of raumlaborberlin are Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Andrea Hofmann, Jan Liesegang, Christoph Mayer, Matthias Rick, Axel Timm.

With :

Jan Liesegang, born in Cologne in 1968, he studied Architecture in Berlin (TU Berlin), Copenhagen (Kunstakademie) and New York (Cooper Union, School of Architecture). He graduated from the TU Berlin with a Diplom (Masters) in 1997 and was awarded the Prize for Best Diplom (Masters) Thesis. 1998–2001 he worked for Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in Berlin. In 1999 he co-founded raumlaborberlin. He has been teaching at the Art Academy, Stuttgart from 2001- 2008. In 2010 study visit at the german academy Villa Massimo in Rome.

Axel Timm, Born in Hannover in 1973, he studied Architecture in Berlin (TU Berlin), where he graduated with a Diplom (Masters) in 2004. He has been in practicing partnership with Francesco Apuzzo since 2004 and a member of raumlaborberlin since 2005. 2003–2005 he was a member of the board of Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben e.V. Since 2005 he has been head of “Autotrans Ltd.”, society for artistic production and studio administration. Since 2010 he as been Teaching architectural strategies at the University of Applied Sciences, Dortmund.

Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Born in Stuttgart in 1968, he studied Architecture in Berlin (TU Berlin/HDK) and Copenhagen (Kunstakademie). He graduated from the HDK Berlin with a Diplom (Masters) and won the Max Taut Prize for Best Diplom (Masters) Thesis. In 1997 he founded the “Institut für angewandte Baukunst” (Institute of Applied Architecture), he has been a performance architect since 1998 and a member of raumlaborberlin since 2000.


raumlaborberlin proposes to install the midi-mega-bike micro-factory within the Grisar Park near Brussels Midi Station. In the midi-mega-bike factory a set of bicycles for various uses will be produced. The outcome of the production could be a transportation bike, a mobile kitchen tricycle, a marked bike, a Teahouse tricycle, a tricycle grill and so on. Thus those mobiles of the first experimental micro-factory could themselves become the soil for startups of new micro-businesses.

Construction workshop schedule

Raumlabor Space Buster and Generator at The Festival of Ideas for NYC 2011