Architects: CUAC Arquitectura, Sugarplatform
Location: Granada, Spain
Design Team Cuac Arquitectura: Tomás García Píriz, Javier Castellano Pulido
Design Team Sugarplatform : Julian Fajardo, Cristophe Beaveuz
Budget: 2,000 €
Area: 450 sqm
Photographs: Javier Callejas Sevilla
In order to celebratre International Recycling Day, the Department of Environment of the Government of Granada got associated with the waste collection company (RESUR) for the diffusion and raising awareness of the recycling of a type of particular package, the carton of standard milk, the tetrabrik. The idea was to research on the constructive possibilities of this unique item.. The result was a pavilion constructed with more of 45.000 cartons recycled by more than 100 colleges of the province of Granada that would beat the Record Guinnes in the category of Major Construction with Material Recycled of the World.
A new constructive system was projected from the assembled one of cartons by simple and resistant materials: clamps and bridles would allow to hold the eyelashes of a piece with other one making angles 135º. These elements might separate easily from the packings packages across standard processes in the recycling plant.
The system would seek to minimize the type of information necessary to generate the greatest versatility. We created two types of freestanding modules: the WALL, as a solid base part (with its variant lattice to give clear and let light) and the TOWER as core piece that joins two pieces slidebase, perpendicular or at different angles. In short, a milk brik kit was made as a lego pieces allowing greater ease of ensambling in a record time of 2 weeks.
The place selected for the montage of the structure would be the court of access to the Tower Viewing-point of the Park of the Sciences of Granada. This way, like an anteroom to the low access of the above mentioned tower, the pavilion would develop of labyrinthine form, creating a variety of internal spaces: courts of different sizes that gather in its interior the existing woodland, different steps with varied heights, sometimes covered with girders in the shape of Tetrabriks’s branches, and a tower that as space exhibitor would filter the light and the shade across its lattice walls.
The result, a structure 30 meters long by 15 meters wide and 7 meters high built entirely of milk cartons.
The pavilion would move to a recycling plant after two weeks as the final part of the process …. recycled Guinness World Record.