Giesserei is a unique project by Studio Bonpart – where a listed former tin foundry dating back to 1450 was carefully renovated, adapted to modern standards and conceptualized as the “house of sustainability”. On three floors and 800 m2, the project inhibits a conference venue, co-working spaces, a cafe and restaurant with an integrated shop, retail areas and a pop-up space. The house, run by TRAFOS, a “cooperative association to foster sustainable development”, is a vibrant hotspot and platform for sustainable lifestyle, knowledge transfer and networking. All design, architectural and business aspects are based on thorough sustainable and social considerations and open discussions. A unique form of art direction, implementing a democratic design process to develop the concept together with over 100 members of the client association was applied.