Would you like to learn how to use professional building tools?

Would you like to build your own design?

If so, this is the event for you!

ProtoLAB are design and build workshops where students of architecture and related fields have a unique opportunity to design and then construct architectural structures. The workshops are divided into online design part and on site production process, which will take place in the beautiful city of Wrocław, in Poland.


The design online workshops will take place between 22nd and 29th of July 2022. Participants will work in international groups on one of the given design assignments. The design part will be complemented by lectures on design and production methods, material characteristics, sustainable design and much more.

The production phase will take place between 8th and 14th of August 2022 in old tram depot transferred into students’ activity spot Czasoprzestrzeń (eng. Timespace). Participants will learn how
to effectively and safely use professional building tools and will construct structures designed during the first part of the workshops.

Both design and building workshop will be run by an international team of excellent experts in the field of design and building technology.


re: cultivation means a response (re:) to the need of cultivation. A cultivation of social relations, cooperation between citizens and visitors. As in gardening, cultivation means caring, watering, tending, attentiveness and finally enjoying what grows out of the work put in and the gifts of nature, in design these qualities can improve the urban environment and social relationships.
The “re:” refers also to re-fuse, re-duce, re-use, re-purpose and re-cycle (the 5R principle). Therefore, the topic concern designs that will enhance social interaction, which lately was damage by COVID-19 pandemic, but also will pay attention to the eco-friendly materials and their multiply use or recycling. Participants will be invited to work on several design assignments, each of which will focus on certain social and spatial re:cultivation.

Online design workshops 22 – 29th July – free of charge (workshop supported by Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange within Spinaker program).

On-site building workshops 08 – 14th August :
Early birds till 5th of June: 290€ (excluding accommodation)
Standard 5th of June: 320€ (excluding accommodation)

The building workshops costs include lunches, building materials, tutoring and supervision of professional instructors in design and production technologies, equipment of professional building tools and insurance. We can also arrange for you an accommodation in students’ dormitory in close neighbourhood of production hall.

Apply for the ProtoLAB design and build workshops!
For that, we ask you to fill up the following questionnaire:
The uploaded file should not exceed 20 MB, and can have any form such as design, sketch, photography, render, music, poetry, painting, sculpture, movie (also from given http address). Show us your creativity, and convince us that you are the right person to take part in the workshop.

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ProtoLAB derived from the idea of learning by doing, extensively promoted at the best schools of architecture and design in the World. One of which is Bucky Lab at the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment TU Delft.
The ProLAB design + build workshop directly derives from the tradition of Summer Schools of
Architecture organized at the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. Check out the coverage of the SSA 2019 edition below: