This sustainable pavilion in Stuttgart, Germany is made up of a bioplastic that contains of materials that are over 90% renewable. This includes materials like starches, cellulose, lignin, biopolymers and other alternatives to plastic. The materials of the ‘ArboSkin’ were produced by Tecnaro and the sculpture was put together by students and professors from Stuttgart University ITKE.
Although its form is unconventional, ArboSkin demonstrates the possibilities of bioplastic materials could have on the construction industry, as well as the implications it could have as a sustainable material.
To form the incredible structure, the triangular cells that make up ArboSkin were liked together with bracing rings and joists. In certain spots, CNC machines were used to make cutouts to demonstrate the versatility of the material.
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