Center for Collaborative Urbanism
The strong collaborative aspect of the Wikibuilding project is both an essential part of its DNA as well as a conceptual experiment on 10,000m² of space within a contributive city. Since its concept was first published in early 2015, many organizations that share the same engagement to the Sustainable City 3.0 have expressed a desire to move their offices into this wood building. The idea was thus born to create an open and dynamic cluster that is capable of experimenting with innovative solutions in its own spaces and its own neighborhood, in order to then develop projects in Europe and the world.
The ecosystem of Wikibuilding
Contributions to the community
The Wikibuilding offers compelling financial conditions to social and economic actors that are avant-garde in their reflections about the Sustainable City 3.0. They benefit from offices sold to them with zero profit margins*. In exchange, these companies commit themselves to creating vibrant, public common spaces by defining guidelines that allow for the development of activities for inhabitants and users. This vibrancy could include the creation of exhibitions and workshops, the sharing of experiences, or even relationships with schools and universities in order to improve the neighborhood through collaborative means. The relationship between the Wikibuilding and artists and partnered contemporary art centers will also allow for overlaps into nearby public space.
* Zero profit margins is the selling at cost of a portion of a building that is in contact with public spaces, in order to facilitate the implantation of common public wellbeing
Can the values of co-working be implemented in the future at a scale as large as a Wikibuilding or an eco-neighborhood?
Founder and Creative Director of Creative Roots