Crush Up. Recycling of the Institute’s own waste, Berlin (Germany) 2022
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
The construction industry is one of the largest producers of environmentally harmful C02 emissions in the world. Since we as teachers need to sensitise future generations of architects to this issue, we would like to show ways of planning sustainably and environmentally consciously already during our studies. Change starts on a small scale, so that’s where we want to start.
Drawn ideas on metre-long sketch rolls, mountains of volume studies made of cardboard and numerous presentation models find their way into the dumpster at the end of the semester. We believe in the potential of these otherwise unused resources and we would like to develop a process for recycling our own waste, which accumulates at the Institut für Architektur TU Berlin every semester.
The goal is to explore the possibilities of shredding various wastes in order to use them as raw materials for building new prototypes.
The project concludes with the assembly of a 6.00 meter diameter hemispherical pavilion composed of 225 components where 98% of the mass is upcycled material produced by the Institut für Architektur TU Berlin.
Photo credits: Andreas Woyke + Ignacio Borrego / CoLab
Client: Institut für Architektur TU Berlin
Tutors and facilitators:
Prof. Dr. Ignacio Borrego
Scientific experts: Dr. Gaizka Altuna Charterina, Andreas Woyke, Dr. Thomas Pearce, Edyta Baran.
Tutors: Karolína Ryšavá, Clemens Trautwein, Katerina Tzouvala, Noha Elhady
Workshop tutors: Heiko Rehage, Luiz Bueno
Crush Up  Summer Semester 2021:
Adrien Bressan, Paula EggeWrt, Noha Elhady, Myrto Klimi, Janosch Pein, Alexander Schulz, Kira Demmel, Johannes Belz, Michael Roth, Martin Baier, Maroua Ben Kiran, Rami Anis, Veronika Zaripova, Sebastian Roth, Raquel Stattmiller, Adèle Lebaudy, Sebastian Gubernatis, Edyta Baran, Amirhossein Rezaei, Marc Stellmach, Niki Sidirourgou
Crush Up  Winter Semester 2021-22:
Ekin Eryilmaz, Jana Freymann, Kuangyu Niu, Selen Sönmez, Emma Verdier, Dominik Glück, Aron Hättenschwiler, Noah Höfer, Heiko Rehage, Ayman El-Sakrane, Len Focken, Stefan Gehrt, Bo Schweimler, Nicolas Weber, Laura Wetzel, Arina Resyta, David Callahan, Sophia Raucci, Luna van Arendonk, Vasco C. de Almeida, Tea Radic, Gabriel Sigler
Crush Up  Summer Semester 2021-22:
Jolanthe Brachmann, Anthi Anastasiou, Aleksandra Filipova, Konstanze Habenicht, Anna Kozlova, Anna Hartung, Philipp Brand, Helen Flemming, Talia Tsuk, Yotam Berkovitz, Esther Vadillo Maldonado, Clara Rivas, Lorena Sánchez García, Erick Montefort Govea, Irina Dimitreva, Susan Robbers, Hanna Gwen Hamann, Ranim Kalaie, Yoel Graft, Mia Evron, Kübranur Kalkan, Noa Kirsch, Georgios Mavrogiannis, Casimir Meier, Anika Gercke, Janis Meyer, Feed Furaiji, Jakob Suckow, Yonas Tukuabo, Boushra Yagan.
Research Question: Can we use our own waste for building new prototypes?