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Trash Skips Filled With Found Materials Become Fun Meeting Spots in The Netherlands

Posted By Tafline Laylin On June 12, 2012 @ 10:09 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Urban design | No Comments



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The skips are deposited in central locations and then filled up with wood, wire, and other recycled materials [4] either found in the local environment or donated by community members. Then, within a week, these materials are transformed into sweet little buildings, with the heavy skips forming their foundation, that are equipped with a built-in bar.

Once complete, the community is invited to meet at the recycled receptacles turned into hyper-local coffee shops [5] or street bars. This year, the Straatlokaal project in the Netherlands featured three such funky structures that in turn comprised the central hub of a small festival in the the heart of Utrecht.

+ Foundation Projects [1]

Via Dezeen [6]


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[1] Foundation Projects: http://www.foundationprojects.eu/

[2] Utrecht's Neude Center Square: http://www.foundationprojects.eu/?cat=25

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/trash-skips-filled-with-found-materials-become-fun-meeting-spots-in-utrecht/straatlokaal-rikkert-paauw-and-jet-van-zwieten-3/?extend=1

[4] and other recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-materials/

[5] hyper-local coffee shops: http://inhabitat.com/starbucks-transforms-historic-amsterdam-bank-vault-into-custom-hyper-local-coffee-shop/

[6] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/06/10/straatlokaal-by-rikkert-paauw-and-jet-van-zwieten/

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