7th Laborrunde-Conference on April 14th and 15th
Planning, building and running laboratory buildings
without known users
The Participants of our 2010
conference already know part of the problem of „planning
without users" as this topic came up during one
of the discussions and spontaneous was selected as
for the next conference.
Planning of Laboratories without knowing the users
is already a challenge, but how can we detect the cost
that have to comprise future revisions during the planning
And it would not be the Laborrunde
if we just had a look from one side building and
running without user are as well in our focus. When
building starts all tasks will have to be done in
the conflict triangle of cost, ressources and flexibility
in dependence of the planning time.
Obviously one day the users will move in and start
their work. How can they best use the building? And
where do those buildings impose geometrical and technical
limits on the user?
A driver knows that he has to fold
down the rear seats if he wants to expand the trunk.
If he wants to accellerate quickly he has to shift
Where are those „folding
and the „gear shift“ in a a building
and how can we pass
on this information to the future users and get them
involved so that the new building creates a maximum
of usability and well-beeing for them?
This is the closing of the circle
because we have to ask how the „folding seats“ have
been envisioned in the planning an will the „gear
box“ allow afterwards to add another gear?
This is what we will discuss in April 2011 at the Laborrunde-Conference.
In the „Laborbau aktuell“ section we will present and
discuss recent laboratory buildings from Germany, Europe
and the US.