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Saturday 05/30/15 2:45PM-3:15PM


First Street Garden
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Meet the Future

Part of the ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion program

Take a guided tour of the ETH Zurich Garden and Pavilion, meet its creators, and walk through an exhibit of twenty-five building materials produced from waste. Registration recommended.

ETH Zurich brings a cutting-edge artifact of the future to the East Village: a pavilion created from waste materials. Recasting “trash” as a valuable asset, ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion will redefine the notion of waste, acknowledging its value as a resource from which new cities can rise.

Waste belongs neither to the family of natural resources nor to the category of finished products. It has, until now, been a by-product—an (ideally) invisible part—of our cities. Featuring discarded beverage cartons as its construction material, the expressive roof structure will visually float in the narrow slot of the First Street Garden. The shape of the vault has been designed such that the stresses in the structure will be predominantly compressive, allowing the weak product to act as a structural material.

Over the course of three days, the ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion will host events, workshops, and an exhibition outlining the future metropolis. Food and drinks will be provided by Café Select. Check back for updates on programming, times, and more information about how to RSVP here: / #ETHMeetsYou

Categories: Environment
Participating Organizations: ETH Zurich

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