Showcasing Immense Potential of Waste in Construction

For the IDEAS CITY Festival in New York City, a team of ETH Zurich’s Professorships Dirk E. Hebel and Philippe Block’s Research Group.

For the IDEAS CITY Festival in New York City, a team of ETH Zurich’s Professorships Dirk E. Hebel and Philippe Block’s Research Group constructed a 90 sqm pavilion made from recycled beverage packaging, aiming to show the immense potential of waste for the construction sector. The pavilion has highlighted various ways in which waste material obtained here from discarded beverage cartons can be used to build load-bearing structures and even furniture, a piece of chair is shown here.

ETH Zurich Zurich, Switzerland Prof. Dirk Hebel

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