Saturday, January 26, 2013


After a full semster of hard work we had the finals on friday. This semester we developed sunshades in
cooperation with Romazo and some cardboard dome constrcutions ...considering the size of the domes the
"some" is relative.

The day was set up like a mini symposium having introductions from Martin Straver / Romazo and Dr. Bucky
Lab followed by 26 student presentations. At the end of the day Mick Eekhout gave a short farewell speech
about Peter van Swieten, who will now retire and had his last semester in the bucky lab. Peter talked about
his 18 years of prototype buiding and mentioned that he worked with more than 800 students and has seen
more than 400 prototypes - amazing !

Karin Laglas our dean opened the exhibition and had some words about the bucky lab. She was amazed and proud of the huge variety and the high level of professional work that is shown in the exhibition.

This semster was the first semester build with the mobile workshop and we totally agree on our deans words:
"Making the descision to close the old workshop seems to be one of the best I had made, seeing the
enthusiasm and passion that is going into this new concept!"

With more than 35 guests from the ROmazo sunshading industry network the tribune was filled and the overall atmosphere was at ists best, They were all impressed on the level of innovation and passion the students put into their work.

At the end of the day Martin Straver handed out a nice backpack or laptop bag to remind to this
susscessfull day and a good start of the cooperation and invited all for a well earned beer in the bouwpub.

Dr. Bucky Lab ended the show with an honest WOW - this semester was a blast and every hour spent for it
worth. The level of perfomance was never higher!  

Dont miss the chance to have a look into the exhibition, it will be there till Thursday next week. Friday
the show will be placed in the science center for another month !