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Bibliothek der Dinge

Bibliothek der Dinge

Bilbiothek der Dinge – Library of Things is a mobile storage system designed to house all the tools, objects and toys owned by the Goethe Institut in Bratislava, Slovakia. Following their commitment to further open up the institute to the surrounding neighbourhood and become more active in the local “sharing economy”, they decided to create a sharing platform to rent out their objects free of charge. Just like a library, anyone can go through the catalogue, both online and in print, and borrow whatever object they need. We began by making an inventory of all the objects and divided them into 3 main groups: Experiment, Outdoor and Workshop. Therefor our concept was to create 3 mobile shelves, hinged together, that could create different spatial configurations in various parts of the institute. This would also allow to move the shelves to the street for more public street events. The 3 shelves then packed in together can be completely closed to secure the objects when the library is closed.

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