The Ideas City Festival is a New York City event put on by the city's New Museum. Serving as a satellite hub throughout the festival, the ETH Zurich pavilion was constructed entirely out of upcycled materials including shredded beverage cartons transformed into fabricated boards.
The Ideas City Festival pavilion was constructed between two buildings in New York City's East Village. In order to further reduce the environmental impact of the pop-up structure, ETH Zurich used packaging straps to connect and secure each of the components. The fabricated boards were supplied by ReWall, an American company producing such panels out of shredded cartons.
Through this project, ETH Zurich was aiming to communicate the need to view used materials as a resource in order to lessen the environmental impact of construction.
This Pavilion at the NYC Ideas City Festival is Sustainably Designed
1. Upcycled Materials - Using discarded materials to create new products and structures presents opportunities for sustainable innovation.
2. Circular Economy - Embracing the concept of a circular economy can lead to innovative solutions that reduce waste and promote resourcefulness.
3. Environmental Responsibility - Addressing environmental concerns through sustainable design and construction practices can foster innovative approaches to minimizing impact.
1. Sustainable Construction - The upcycled pavilion highlights opportunities for the construction industry to adopt more eco-friendly and resource-conscious building practices.
2. Waste Management - Transforming discarded materials into useful products and structures opens up possibilities for the waste management industry to create value from waste.
3. Packaging and Recycling - Innovative companies in the packaging and recycling industry can explore new methods of repurposing materials to contribute to a more sustainable future.