Konzeption, Organisation und Betreuung des studentischen Workshops
10.05.2010 - 15.05.2010

Kultlfux Vilnius

Ufer der Neris, Vilnius, Littauen

urbikon Verantwortliche
Kai Dolata, Lola Meyer, Sebastian Stiess,

Kuratorin: Ula Tornau
Studenten: Justinas Dudenas, Ignas Lukauskas, Aiste Galaunyte, Asta Ostrauskaitė , Simona Vysniauskaite, Sigita Mockute, Raimonda Guobyte, Renata Mockutė, Agne Kucerenkaite, Martyna Pilypaitė, Raimonda Diskaite

First Meeting at CAC (Contemporary Art Center


Workshop Raum in der Akademie


Stegreifentwurf für Sitze und Bar


Diskussionen über Entwürfe







Materiallieferung im Pavillion


Instruktionen mit der Kreissäge






Test des Sitz-Prototypen




Barmodul Produktion



Manuelle Erdbewegung für Platzgestaltung


Maschinelle Erdbewegung für Platzgestaltung


Weitere Bilder bei flickr

weitere Bilder bei flickr

In diesem Workshop begleiteten wir bis zu 15 Studentinnen der Kunstakademie Vilnius (3. Studienjahr Innenarchitektur) in einem fünftägigen Design- und Konstruktionsworkshop mit dem Ziel, Sitzmöbel und eine Bar auf Basis von Paletten zu produzieren, die für den Innen- und Außenraum genutzt werden können.

Nach der Präsentation individueller Stehgreifentwürfe entschied die Gruppe gemeinsam, jeweils ein Design je Möbeltyp weiterzuentwickeln. Die Tage zwei bis fünf blieben zur Produktion der Möbel. Nach einer Einführung in das Arbeiten mit Kreis- und Stichsägen, Oberfräse und Akkuschrauber waren die StudentInnen in der Lage, zehn Sitzbänke und vier Barmodule in 4 Tagen zu produzieren.

Zusätzlich  entwarf, gestaltete und produzierte urbikon den Vorplatz des Kultflux Pavillions in der Workshopwoche. So entstand ein Gesamtbild mit den vor zwei Jahren produzietren Blocks.



Ausgangsbasis des Workshops war das folgende Proposal


For 2010 Kultflux urbikon.com returns to Vilnius to research, design and build with students again.

Conceptual outline

This year we would like to modularize different functions for public space use. The basic element is a standard Euro-palette size 80x120 cm as platform everything fits on to. We are thinking of a total of twelve Euro-palette-units called Palettas with individual usages/fittings which combined will make space for sitting/standing/laying/eating, cooking and working in a kitchen. Also all necessities for preparation, dining, dishwashing and storage will be incorporated within the Palettas-Units. The units can be used for inside - as well as outside usage.

The Palettas have two states of being: a) in a "wake mode", which means they are spread out and thus creating a defined space and b) in the „sleeping mode“, in which the Palettas are put together as tight as possible in a rectangle. In this mode they can stay outside without being easily demolished (vandalism) and they can be transported by a truck. The two states call for parameters to keep in mind in the design-process. The units will have to be easily moved and when packed up in the "sleeping mode" they should be somehow covered.

The five day workshop should give the students enough time to produce all twelve Palettas and be able to inaugurate them by the end of the week.

Palettas function and design

Using the public space service unit as an arrangement for a public summer diner will create loads of opportunities in terms of functions and design. The students have to think about, what a diner needs, how a kitchen, eating and surrounding space works and how the spacial design should be: storage, preparation, cooking facility, dishwashing, waste removal, dining, communication. All functions need their appropriate sizes, which could lead into extending, folding or lifting structures rather than ridged ones. A single function can be extended across various Palettas and vis versa: two or more functions could possibly fit onto a single Palettas. Any extras, like cushions, lights, materials, textures should be considered too.
The two Modes of every Palettas need special consideration in the design process. That means besides the actual use, every Palettas needs a storage design that fulfills both: enclosure and safety while not in use and transportation requirements when brought to and from the site. It also means, that they could be produced in a workshop and then brought to Kultflux on a truck.

While the general horizontal dimension in a "sleeping mode" must not exceed the size of a standard Euro-Palette it can easily extend while serving in "wake mode". The vertical dimensions should then focus on three different height: seating, table and viewing height. Material, colour and texture should fulfill the necessary functions within on Palettas, but should also correspond in the overall layout.


Since the workshop schedule is tight, preparation should be done before the working week in May. Thus includes forming of working groups, material acquisition and working space preparation. For that a meeting between students before the workshop should be arranged to organize and distribute things between all of them.

Groups of students

At least 2 students need to work together in a group designing and building one or more Palettas
a general assembly of all Palettas is always to be considered, both in a used configuration and stored configuration. That means, all groups need to work closely together in terms of interactions between individual Palettas.


Every participant or group will be responsible for a specific task, which means, members of that group will lead the given task before and throughout the workshop. It means that the person or group will be in charge and can be asked by any member of the workshop for the fulfillment of its duty. The following tasks need to have responsibilities:

  • Food and drink supplies
  • Material and tool supplies
  • Daily worksite Cleanup
  • General design overview
  • Production supervision
  • Material
  • 12 wooden Palletas (preferably Euro-Palettes 80x120cm)
  • base material for build-on construction: plywood
  • Wheels for Palettas easy transportation
  • Sink / Cable / Screws

Working space

work on-site during the week would be a pleasure but is dependent on weather condition
working in a Workshop space is preferred since we could work indoors and can also use existing tools within. Only transportation to the site then needs to be arranged.


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