Winners and finalists
Urban and Public Design
Waste is normally used to make low-quality objects and manufacturing processes that generate more waste are often used. Digital manufacturing or what we want to call ”digital crafts” is used for manufacturing. We use large-scale 3D printing for the body, printing a bioplastic mixed with crushed olive pits. The use of 3D printing guarantees not to generate waste. Olivelund is a Swedish name, which means olive glade full of vegetation and cultivation that is associated with something warm, welcoming and dreamy where people can meet and feel cohesion. The aim was to turn waste into precious objects with a long lasting life and set it into a public space senario. I wanted to design the furnitures according to a multicultural and aesthetic approach and utilize the abundant resources that is available in each country, Sweden and Spain. In a public space as botanical gardens where vegetation and greenery are evident, can people in the immediate area or from other countries enjoy their company outdoors or alone by taking a silent walk around the garden to catch some fresh air. That is many different types of senarios that capture a moment in a botanical garden. But one thing every visitor has in common is the appreciation of being surrounded by greenery in big town. To be able to encourage social interaction between humans in a public space is it importain to create opportunities for conversation and socialization within the public room. That is why I wanted to design a minimalistic social dinner setting for the visitor to create memomries around. The impression of the outdoors furnitures isn’t like a ordinarie bench system which is usually places around in the area. The design signals a homely, welcoming and calm impression which a botanical garden stands for. And the furnitures isn’t only processing to generate zero waste, the material is also coming from the nature but from the waste we harvest our olive groves. Together with the raw wooden block that is made out of pine tree which is a aboundant resourse in the swedish forest, can two worlds unite into a new interesting intertwining.