Seidenstrasse – a pneumatic tube system for 30C3


Besides the usual digital infrastructure with Wifi, telephone etc., 30C3 will feature for the first time a pneumatic tube system, with the pretty name Seidenstrasse. The installation OCTO, built from drainage pipe and vacuum cleaners, by the artist group Telekommunisten served as inspiration – some of you might remember it from the last transmediale.

The system will cover the major part of the 30C3 building. A preliminary net plan which takes into account the various limitations of emergency fire doors and escape routes can be found here:


Two kilometres of drainage pipe have been ordered and …