22. November 2019

The Pavilion is the starting point of the Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier, France

Beauty is a question of perspective

Waste isn’t generally considered beautiful, but changing its use (upcycling) can make it sublime. It is time to consider waste as a resource, not a burden.

Sterile water cans used in hospitals are not sorted and unfortunately end up in landfills (approx. 30 per day per hospital). The structure is built with 14 self supporting arches of 60 cans each, braced togheter with threaded rods. The festival’s visitors will be urged to build small interactive creations with the can’s caps.

WASTE IS MORE works on waste reuse through Design & Innovation. After graduating from Montpellier School of Architecture, Cyril Rheims & Mathieu Collos both worked as architects in London and Paris. Back in Montpellier, they co founded the company WASTE IS MORE in 2016, following an European award for their upcycled assembly game CLIP IT.

WIM’s range of action is vast. The founding principle behind the ideas is the conviction that environmental awareness can be raised through better, sustainable and accessible design. Implementing circular economics models for a brighter futur, WIM is part of the BCORP Community.

Images: ©photoarchitecture, ©FestivaldesArchitecturesVives







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