Futurium - a house of futures
A glance into the world of tomorrow
How do we want to live in the future? The Futurium motivates its guests to explore different future perspectives and possibilities in a playful way: various scenarios, an exhibition, a future laboratory and a forum for dialogue and discussion invite them to develop their own attitude.
The Futurium in the heart of the capital hosts an exhibition with vivid scenarios, an interactive hands-on laboratory, and an event forum as a place of dialogue all under one roof. It offers space for exciting discussions, debate, exploration, creative workshops and visionary ideas. Discover, discuss, try it out – the Futurium gives its visitors a glance into the world of tomorrow. It presents the challenges of the future and the various building blocks with which the future can be shaped. The Futurium is also a place for encounters: politics, science, business and society come together here to exchange ideas about the future. All of this is available on 3,200 square metres spanning three floors.
How do we want to live?
This is the name of the extraordinary exhibition on the upper floor. Various thinking spaces on the topics of mankind, nature and technology present models and possibilities to the visitors* and invite them to reflect on controversial ideas about the future. How will someone live and work in ten or twenty years? How will people in the future be able to feed themselves and what forms of energy will they use? Visitors are invited to discover different options for the future and decide for themselves which one they prefer – and how they can shape it.
Touch, participate, test it out. In the basement, visitors of all ages can take possession of objects that will shape our future. Here, one is allowed to touch everything that will shape our future. New technologies like 3D printers and laser cutters are available for anyone to discover – any participant can even turn their own ideas into products right away. For example, visitors can check out the test kitchen to see if insects will be their diet of tomorrow, program some software together with a hackathon team, or test surprising prototypes. Everyone is invited to participate, with or without previous knowledge and can present his ideas in the showcase.
Workshops and Events
Meet experts, listen to visionaries, discuss paths to a liveable future, and develop creative ideas with others – the Futurium offers space for all of this on the ground floor. The event forum will dive deep into the topics explored in the Future exhibition, and will provide stimulus for shaping the future. Everything is possible, and diversity is expressly encouraged. In addition, there will be workshops that focus on virtual reality and 3D printing.
Guided tours for families and children are offered to give a broad overview.
And good to know: The Futurium is completely barrier-free.
The house - planned by Richter Musikowski Architekten - is friendly to the environment as an almost zero-energy building and fully accessible. Large windows will allow for panoramic views of the city and the River Spree. The accessible roof and a public restaurant and café will be another attraction.