FabLab exhibition: City Campus in 3D

Students have been developing design ideas for a City Campus at the city centre and turning them into models using the latest 3D technologies.

The possibility of a partial relocation of the University of Bremen from the outskirts to the city centre has been the subject of intense discussion for several months. It is currently being examined in a feasibility study. But what do the students themselves have to say about it? And how do they envisage the redesign of the former Sparkasse site at the city centre? An exhibition by university students in the FabLab Bremen provides answers to these questions.

As part of the course "3D Modelling with FabLab Technologies", students from different nations have developed six models of a future City Campus. Together with a 3D computer visualisation, these models will be on public display at FabLab Bremen, An der Weide 50a (former Post Office 5 near Hauptbahnhof) from 25 March to 24 June 2022.

Under the guidance of Dr Bernard Robben, the students programmed 3D models and then converted them into physical models using modern production machines such as 3D printers and laser cutters. One focus was on so-called parametric design, which enables the development of complex shapes. It is used not only in architecture but also in aircraft construction, and it facilitates more efficient construction designs as well as more interesting building shapes. Parametric design is related to natural construction methods (bionics) and the Japanese art of origami.

The exhibition is based on a cooperation between the University of Bremen and FabLab Bremen e.V., a public high-tech workshop open to all interested citizens.


Dr Robben’s students and the FabLab invite media representatives and the public to the vernissage. They will discuss some of the models and be available to answer questions.

Friday, 25 March 2022, 7 p.m.
FabLab Bremen
An der Weide 50a (former post office 5 near Hauptbahnhof)
Entrance "Kern 1", 1st floor

Opening hours, 26 March to 24 June 2022

Mondays 6 to 9 p.m.
Thursdays 15 to 17 p.m.
Or by appointment


Dr. Bernard Robben
Universität Bremen
T. 0170 8074848
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Jürgen Amthor
FabLab Bremen e.V.
T. +49 421 40 89 36 24


Lisa Hesselbarth and Thomas Höring with their City Campus model at the FabLab Bremen.

Lisa Hesselbarth und Thomas Höring mit ihrem Modell des City Campus im FabLab Bremen
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