In our wildest and most optimistic dreams, the future of the city would be effortlessly green and population would be consciously responsible of waste, energy and left-over in the city. Our city of dreams pavilion expresses the way re-using materials would change the face of the city. Also acknowledge the visitor of recycling processes. Being inventive without loosing esthetics. One particular waste item caught our attention after reading this: “Americans used 50 billion water bottles in 2006 and sent 38 billion water bottles to landfills, the equivalent of 912 million gallons of oil. If laid end to end, that’s enough bottles to travel from the Earth to the Moon and back 10 times. If placed in a landfill or littered, those bottles could take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade. However, the U.S.’s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles — more than $1 billion worth of plastic — are wasted each year.” The pavilion is made out of 70750 recycled bottles from restaurants and bars from New-York city. The shape of the pavilion is a free interpretation of a watertank (very characteristic element from NY roofs landscapes) filled with white and green bottles forming a greenery pattern on the facade. Some bottles contains a seed of an ”air-cleaning plant” and the visitors are invited to pick-up those bottles and bring them home, display them on the roofs, terraces and balconies. And remember the of summer 2010 and the pavilion on Governor’s island. In our wildest and optimistic dreams, individual recycling and planting would influence the cityscapes and maybe pollution of any kind would tend to disappear.
year of design: 2010
competition: City of dreams pavilion