BIOTOPIA LAB: Open to the public from November 2nd, 2020

AT THE MUNICH BOTANICAL GARDEN

The BIOTOPIA Lab opens with an exciting autumn holiday program

As an interim platform, the BIOTOPIA Lab offers a foretaste of BIOTOPIA, its vision and values. It is a dynamic exhibition space at the interface of science, art, design and culture, event platform and experimental workshop in one and at the same time gives an insight into the development process of the new museum.

With workshops, raised beds, a laboratory kitchen, changing mystery objects and special exhibitions as well as interdisciplinary events, it arouses curiosity about the topics of BIOTOPIA and provides information about the current status of the project.

We start our opening week from November 2-8, 2020 with a great fall holiday program: Take part in exciting experiments and learn more about our Earth and us humans in fun interactive activities! More information will follow here from mid-October.

Credits: Konstantin Landuris Studio

Draft Design
Draft design as of 2017 by Konstantin Landuris Studio www.landuris.com
Eat Studio
This area provides activities regarding the subject food.
LAB AREA
Interactive demonstration and programmes as well as courses take place in this section.
Workshop and Event area
During the day, this area provides space and equipment for group activities. In the evening, it can be converted to an event space.
Exhibition and information area

Visitors can have a first taste of BIOTOPIA: This space provides background information about the construction and its progress, changing pop up exhibitions and the flight simulator "Birdly".

Sitting Area
Visitors will have room to meet here. It is also a space for screenings and discussions.
  • Draft Design
    Draft design as of 2017 by Konstantin Landuris Studio www.landuris.com
  • Eat Studio
    This area provides activities regarding the subject food.
  • LAB AREA
    Interactive demonstration and programmes as well as courses take place in this section.
  • Workshop and Event area
    During the day, this area provides space and equipment for group activities. In the evening, it can be converted to an event space.
  • Exhibition and information area

    Visitors can have a first taste of BIOTOPIA: This space provides background information about the construction and its progress, changing pop up exhibitions and the flight simulator "Birdly".

  • Sitting Area
    Visitors will have room to meet here. It is also a space for screenings and discussions.
NOT A DAY WITHOUT THE MUSEUM

Inform, experiment, participate: Starting in fall 2020, the BIOTOPIA Lab at the Munich Botanical Garden gives a taste of the future BIOTOPIA. After the Museum Man and Nature closes and before BIOTOPIA reopens, the Lab provides a focal point for school classes and anybody who is interested to learn about BIOTOPIA.

EXHIBITIONS, PEDAGOGICAL PROGRAMMES, EVENTS

Occupying 350 square meters, the Lab is a vivid space, offering room for smaller exhibitions, workshops, a lab area, a kitchen and an event area. The spatial concept has been designed by Munich-based designer Konstantin Landuris. During the opening year, the Lab addresses the topics Food and Eat, while outdoor patches in the Botanical Garden complement the activities. In a special exhibition we take a close look at fungi with an exciting complementary programme.

Credits: Konstantin Landuris Studio

"A longstanding relationship connects us with BIOTOPIA and we are delighted to contribute our expertise regarding healthy eating and renewable energy to the unique space of knowledge that is the BIOTOPIA Lab."
Maria Thon, CEO of the BayWa Foundation


Support for the BIOTOPIA LAB
BIOTOPIA and the BayWa Foundation share a common interest in the complex issue of food and its relations and interactions with nature and the environment. The BayWa Foundation supports the planning, setup and operation of the BIOTOPIA Lab with significant funding. The Munich Botanical Garden provides the necessary premises.
The BIOTOPIA patches

A garden area in the Botanical Garden is available for educational activities of the BIOTOPIA Lab. With the friendly support of the POSTCODE lottery, the ground can be professionally prepared and several raised beds can be created for gardeners big and small. Special Thanks to the Botanical Garden for providing the area for the gardening activities. The preparatory work has already been completed. The old vegetation has been removed and the ground has been covered with a gravel cover for barrier-free access.

Work on the garden area continues and the first raised beds have already been set up. In order to provide access to the educational offer for all visitors a completely wheelchair-accessible bed is going to be addeed.

Old vegetation is removed.

The ground is being levelled.

Image: A gravel surface is applied for barrier-free access.

The round raised beds are put together from individual wooden modules.

In addition to the round raised beds, an angular one has been installed.

The plants grown in the beds are used for the activities in the LAB.

VOICES: MUNICH BOTANICAL GARDEN
  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Renner
    Director of the Munich Botanical Garden and the Botanical State Collection

BIOTOPIA LAB SUPPORTERS

BIOTOPIA –
Naturkundemuseum Bayern
Botanisches Institut
Menzinger Str. 67
80638 München, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)89 178 61-422
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© BIOTOPIA - Naturkundemuseum Bayern 2019

BIOTOPIA Newsletter

News

In June 2020, the Museum Mensch und Natur celebrated its 30th anniversary - unfortunately, due to the Corona Pandemic, however, without a celebration or other public event. Since the museum has become very popular with many visitors over the past 30 years, this anniversary is now being honored with a launch in Google Arts & Culture.

Use the search function to select the Museum Mensch und Natur and get the opportunity to explore selected stories and objects. In addition, you can even visit our museum virtually via various museum views. Take your time to look at some of the most popular objects and maybe you will feel like visiting the museum live again.

Google Arts & Culture

A provocative call for the transformation of science museums into "idea colliders" that spark creative collaborations and connections. Gorman focuses on the dialogue between scientists and artists, designers, policymakers, and the public and considers the questions, ideas and experiences of each visitor as an important resource for a new kind of museum experience. The book can be ordered online in English and provides exciting insights into the planned BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern in Munich and giving forward-looking models of science engagement around the world.

The BIOTOPIA annual review 2019 is now available for download! It includes exciting insights behind the scenes, an interview with Dr. Auguste von Bayern, a review of the EAT festival and much more! So it's worth a glance and whoever is enthusiastic about BIOTOPIA's vision is welcome to donate and become a sponsor.

Download Annual Report 2019

 

With the new Citizen Science and Arts project www.dawn-chorus.org, thousands of bird voices from all over the world were collected and mapped in a global sound map in the first upload phase in 2020. The project, initiated by the Nantesbuch Foundation and BIOTOPIA, has now been awarded the UN Decade of Biodiversity.

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