Print Your City by The New Raw

Greek citizens design 3D printed street furniture from household plastic waste

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“打印城市”(Print Your City)是荷兰研究和设计工作室The New Raw发起的一项开拓性的计划,旨在通过回收塑料垃圾来重新塑造城市的公共空间。继2017年在阿姆斯特丹推出的“XXX bench”城市座椅之后(点击此处查看),“打印城市”团队今年与希腊可口可乐公司合作,在塞萨洛尼基建立了首个“零浪费实验室”(Zero Waste Lab),提供先进的机械臂和回收设备,市民们可以在这里将他们回收的生活塑料垃圾通过3D打印转变为定制的城市家具。

Print Your City, the ground-breaking initiative conceived by the Dutch-based research and design studio The New Raw moves from concept to city scale. Following the XXX bench prototype presented last year in Amsterdam, Print Your City launches its first Zero Waste Lab in Thessaloniki (Greece), equipped with a robotic arm and recycling facilities, and implemented by Coca-Cola in Greece. Citizens can bring their plastic waste, design custom urban furniture and get actively involved in the recycling process. The lab closes the plastic waste loop with advanced technologies at local level. The New Raw proves that it is possible to 3D print street furniture from plastic household waste or flakes from grinded recycled products, by redesigning public spaces within the Greek city.

▼“零浪费实验室”提供先进的机械臂和回收设备,the Zero Waste Lab equipped with a robotic arm and recycling facilities

参与的市民可以根据自己的需要来定制每个物体的形态和用途,也可以选择将它们摆放在哪些公共空间。在完成设计后,参与者可以登录Print Your City的官方网站获取有关塑料数量的信息,以便为3D打印提供足够的原材料。这些各具特色的设计作品包括自行车架、跳马、树盆、狗粮盆和书架等等,为希腊的城市生活增添了更多环保且有趣的元素。

Citizens can shape the designs and uses of each unique object according to their needs. They can choose which public space will house their piece, as well as the shape, colour, and specific integrated functions that will promote a healthy and environment-friendly lifestyle in the city. Each object can feature a bike rack or a vaulting horse, a tree pot or even a dog feeding bowl or a bookcase. What’s more, the geometries are based on ergonomic curvatures that accommodate a relaxed body posture. As soon as a citizen finalises his or her design, the Print Your City website provides information on the quantity of plastic that will need recycling in order to generate enough raw material for the 3D printing process.

▼用塑料垃圾打印的树盆座椅,the “tree pot” chair printed from plastic household waste

▼细部,detailed views

The New Raw的创始人Panos Sakkas和Foteini Setaki表示:“塑料制品原本被设计为一种永久性的材料,但是人们往往使用一次就把它们扔掉了。打印城市计划旨在为塑料的使用提供一种更加持久和高效的方式。”

“Plastic has a design failure. It is designed to last forever, but often we use it once and then throw it away. With Print Your City, we endeavour to show a better way of using plastic in long lasting and high value applications” – say Panos Sakkas and Foteini Setaki, founders of The New Raw.

▼实验室场景,Zero Waste Lab

▼材料研究,material study

▼从生活垃圾中回收的塑料碎片,plastic waste and flakes from grinded recycled products



▼打印机械臂,the robotic arm

Print Your City – Zero Waste Lab
Mon, Wed, Fri:  9.30-14.30 | Wed: 17.00-19.00 | Sun: 12.00 15.00
Address: Egnatias str. 154, 546 36, Thessaloniki (Greece)
Lead designer: The New Raw
Project team: Panos Sakkas, Foteini Setaki, Stavroula Tsafou, Andrea Sebastianeli, Andreas Kyriacou, Nickolas Maslarinos, Jan Schmidt
Client: Coca-Cola in Greece
Partners: Municipality of Thessaloniki, Ecorec, Ogilvy Greece
Location: Hanth Park (city centre)
Web developer: Teis de Greve
Animations and video: Philippe Charpentier
Photography: Stefanos Tsakiris

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