A waiting folly
waiting folly, was initially a proposal for a commune, to furnish their bus stops, and make waiting a more pleasant experience. We find this idea very suitable for the ‘jardins de Luxembourg’ as this folly could serve as a pavilion, furnishing the Luxembourgish parks and gardens during the event of ‘jardins de Luxembourg’.
The agenda of fiberglass waste continues to concern Luxembourg as we look towards many agricultural silos, wind turbines, sailboats in the Stauséi, and even more boats under our maritime flag. One may discover that beneath a polished surface lies the waste our city hides from our quotidian routine. Our research into this detrimental material extends beyond raising awareness.
The project seeks to demonstrate an alternative solution through rethinking and design, within which the manifestation of the installations and furniture may find relevance in a local urban landscape. Imagine placemakers and public settings furnished with recycled fiberglass materials. Or perhaps a utilitarian folly during rainy seasons which may also culminate into a series of pavilions scattered, facilitating families and friends to gather.
The capacity to remove materials and turn them invisible is as instrumental as the capacity to revive materials and recreate. Reviving Fiberglass reflects on the transience and mobility of waste hauling and demolition industry and its ubiquitous presence in both the urban and natural context. The project is based upon a deceptively simple reorientation of space – the interior of a fiberglass boat vessel – transformed from a volume occupied in the sea and onto land.
“Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed” is the theory invented by the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier in 1789. The theory of Lavoisier explains a chemical functioning of nature in which waste does not exist. Yet many agricultural silos, wind turbines and sailboats throughout Europe find themselves buried in landfills. Contemporary ways of production do not consider subsequent stages of transformation after its first use. Therefore, decommissioned windmill blades are piling up and end-of-life boats are illegally abandoned in the sea, there is yet an efficient way to recycle these objects.
The Reviving Fiberglass project is an invitation for users to reflect and re-imagine how waste can also be precious and beautifully functional.
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