GreenLab: GENIUSchool for "Tinquiry"

The GreenLab is a fun and playful space where we research, teach, and learn about sustainability and the environment by way of being open to the environment. In this sense it is a classroom and laboratory that is partially outdoors.

The first prototype of the GreenLab was constructed in the summer of 2001 to introduce the concept of "Tinquiry" (tinkering as a form of inquiry).

It is the birthplace where our company, InteraXon (which closed a $6 million Series A investment round and now has a commercial product on the market) was originally headquartered.

It is also where the first Spaceglasses were conceived and made; we recently closed a $23 million Serias A investment round for Meta Spaceglasses.

And it is also still the headquarters of FUNtain Hydraulophones, makers of the world's first and only water-based musical instruments and sculptures installed around the world (e.g. Ontario Science Centre, Legoland in Carlsbad California, Chicago Children's Museum, Experimentarium in Copenhagen, and CNIB in Calgary).

GreenLab GENIUSpace, 330 Dundas Street West:

The Greenlab/TinquiryLab contains:

This project evolved from the summer of 2001 to present, as a series of experiments in sustainability, and we won first prize in the Coram International Sustainable Design Award (10,000 euros).

Links and further reading: