Paper Brick

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On June 5th, during the World Environment Day 2015, a paper pavilion made up of used 15,775 paper cups was installed in Tuğlalı Park, Tekirdağ, Turkey to raise public attention on waste recycling and reuse. The cups collected from a university canteen and a firm, were washed, dried and sewn with string and stapled together to enclose a space for interaction.

The aim of the project is to raise public attention, regarding awareness on waste recycling and reuse in a small waterfront city in the Marmara Region, Tekirdağ.

Location: Tekirdağ, Turkey<br/> Authors: Esen Gökçe Özdamar, Oksan Tandogan, Elif Ulu<br/> Collaborators:  Department of Landscape Architecture , Namık Kemal University Administration, Namık Kemal University Faculty of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture, Süleymanpaşa Municipality Directorate of Environmental Protection and Control, Kampus Cafe, Tekira Shopping Center Administration<br/> Construction year: 2015<br/> Photographs: Sakinsalon

Waste paper cup pavilion aimed to contribute to city culture by raising awareness on urban culture and participation. The project has an initiative role in integrating dwellers and urban awareness. The project is located in Tekirdağ, surrounded by cities as Istanbul, Çanakkale and Kırklareli with easy access to Istanbul by railway and highway. Tekirdağ is amongst the top agricultural production centers and one of the most densely populated cities in Turkey.

Paper Brick is an inviting space in terms of experiencing space, raising awareness among city dwellers on environment and participation for developing urban awareness. The pavilion is expected to become a research and production platform allowing thinking and questioning over production-consumption practices and promoting urban participation.