A creative programme about the built environment for 14-18 year olds
THE COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTRE
DID YOU KNOW: It takes 70% less energy to recycle paper than it does to make it new from raw materials.
Recycling a single aluminium can will save enough energy to power a TV for up to three hours or an iPod for up to twenty hours.
Our idea is a sustainable, community recycling centre and shop. We want to engage and encourage the community by providing an easy and interactive way to recycle, bringing all ages together in one place.
We took inspiration from ‘the winter garden’ and existing sustainable shops; where you can take your empty containers and refill – using local farming – to create less waste.
We want to bring the primary schools and children in by having fun and exciting workshops where they can create murals that support the environment and spread ideas about how saving it can be fun and helpful.
The location we have identified as an ideal prototype for this new typology of building is the derelict Old Roan pub on Copy Pane/Ormskirk Road in Aintree
We undertook a site analysis to identify what about this site made it a good choice, which can be seen below. We wanted to use an existing building because of the environmental benefits involved in not having to do new construction.
Here is our idea for how the floor plan of our new building would work:
Along with some visualisations of how we imagine the inside to look:
Here is a video for further viewing on recycling in the UK to help understand the inspirations and motivation behind our project: