How to Build a Geodesic Dome in Your Community? – Join our Gläserne Werkstatt Workshop on 23-25 September 2022!

A geodesic dome is not simply an amazing geometric structure made of triangles that together form a dome. In fact, the support-free space that the dome provides can be used in countless creative ways. This is why in urban areas geodesic domes are being used more and more as greenhouses, mediation spaces, or meeting rooms for community gatherings. As part of our Gläserne Werkstatt project and together with different local actors, we will host a how-to-build-a-geodesic-dome workshop on 23-25 September 2022 in Solingen, Germany. The goal is not only to create a geodesic dome as a space that citizens of Solingen can use in the future but also to teach and empower the workshop participants to recreate geodesic dome in other places.

As a place for quality and sustainability in the Bergische Städtedreieck, the “Gläserne Werkstatt” also stands for innovative thinking, new products, and networking.

The workshop is particularly aimed at people who would like to recreate a geodesic dome, for example in schools, in an urban gardening project or in community gardens. Most of the steps do not require any previous craft knowledge, so the participants can easily learn how to use a handsaw and a screwdriver during the construction. Individual construction stages are somewhat more complex, therefore basic technical knowledge and experience in woodworking are required for independent reconstruction.

Are you interested in getting to know and help to build a structure that can be used in many interesting ways? Register now! Participation is free of charge, but there is a limited number of available spots.

Event: Let’s Build a Geodesic Dome Workshop
Date: 23 – 25 September 2022
Place: Gläserne Werkstatt, Hauptstr. 61-63 (pedestrian zone), 42651 Solingen
Language: German
Cost: Free of charge

For additional information and to register, please go here.

The Gläserne Werkstatt is a joint initiative of the city of Solingen, the Wirtschaftsförderung (Economic Development Agency), the Handelsverband Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (Trade Association NRW), the Forum für Soziale Innovationen (Forum for Social Innovation) and the CSCP.

The project „Urbane Produktion im Bergischen Städtedreieck – Wettbewerbsfähigkeit, Innovation, Quartiersentwicklung /Die Gläserne Werkstatt in Solingen – Produzieren, Partizipieren und Profitieren im Bergischen Städtedreieck” (“Urban Production in the Bergisches Städtedreieck – Competitiveness, Innovation and City Quarter Development”/Gläserne Werkstatt in Solingen – Producing, Participating, Profiting”) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

For further questions, please contact Jennifer Wiegard.