Berlin Techno Booth Berlin Techno Booth

Berlin Techno Booth

Berlin is the undisputed home of techno music in Europe, and probably for the whole world. The distinctive energetic music flourished in the underground scene of a newly-reunified Berlin at the start of the 1990s. Originally held in abandoned factories, hangers and underground stations, illegal raves that celebrated life and freedom, and were fuelled by techno music, soon became legitimate clubs that still operate to this day.

Techno music clubs and raves have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with venues quickly being shut down to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The Berlin Techno Booth competition is a light-hearted initiative to help cheer up the tired and frustrated techno music community by introducing dance cabins to the streets of Berlin.

For this competition, participants are being asked to design a temporary structure that could accommodate a single dancer, allowing them to dance and enjoy Berlin’s best techno music, all while social distancing. The only constraint is that the structure needs to have a maximum area of 4 m2.

While there are no specific requirements for design submissions, participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible, challenging the typical ideas of housing, design, and the community at large. Those projects that manage to merge blue sky thinking with an element of practicality will likely be the most successful.



3 winning proposals, 2 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 6,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize - 3,000 €
2nd Prize - 1,500 €
3rd Prize - 500 €
+ 6 honourable mentions

ARCHHIVE Student Award - 500 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVE BOOKS
Bee Breeders Green Award - 500 €


Early Bird Registration: FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 23
Advance Registration: MARCH 24 – APRIL 20
Last Minute Registration: APRIL 21 – JULY 6

Closing date for registration: JULY 6, 2021
Closing date for submission: AUGUST 31, 2021 (11:59 p.m. GMT)

Announcement of the winners: OCTOBER 12, 2021



cash prize award: $ 7,290.00 USD

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