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Thursday 05/28/15 11AM-6PM


34 East 1st Street Directions

Pop-Up Workshop + Gallery

Part of the ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion program

Watch the event on our Livestream.

During the month of May, ETH Zurich’s Assistant Professor of Architecture and Construction Dirk E. Hebel and the Block Research Group with miLES will transform the storefront at 34 East 1st Street into a pop-up workshop and gallery for the prefabrication of the ETH Zurich Pavilion, which will be set up across the street at First Street Garden. Peek into the storefront—you may find surprises!

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 information about how to RSVP here: / #ETHMeetsYou

Participating Organizations: Block Research Group, ETH Zurich, miLES

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