Greenhouse from glass bottles
Regenerated urban and rural spaces
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NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS RISING STARS : concepts or ideas submitted by young talents (aged 30 or less)
Greenhouse from glass bottles
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The project of greenhouse from glass bottles in Lublin
The project of greenhouse in Lublin is intended to note the problem of alcoholism. The object was designed from glass beer bottles. It is unusual, cheap and ecofriendly solution. Furthermore, it creates an interesting light effect inside of the object. The greenhouse would be a place for inhabitants of the nearest quarter of the buildings. They could grow plants here and meet other people.
Where is your concept/idea being developed or intended to be implemented in the EU?
Please provide a summary of your concept/ idea
The project of greenhouse from glass bottles is localized near Skośna street in Lublin, between tenement houses and Czechówka river. This area has got untapped potential and needs revitalization. Inhabitants of this part of the city struggle with many problems. One of them is alcoholism. This conception is intended to note this issue. The greenhouse covers 33 square metres. It was designed as a steel construction filled glass beer bottles joined with the mortar.
Please give information about the key objectives of your concept/idea in terms of sustainability and how these would be met
The greenhouse walls were designed from glass beer bottles. It is a cheap and ecofriendly solution because of the material reusing. Moreover, inside the object people can grow plants like organic vegetables.
Please give information about the key objectives of your concept/idea in terms of aesthetics and quality of experience beyond functionality and how these would be met
Glass bottles which were used in project, create interesting light effect inside of the greenhouse. Furthermore, it is a transparent and green material so the building suits to the surrounding and does not overwhelm nearby greenery. Above the entrance I designed neon „Szklarnia” (which means „Greenhouse” in polish) with crossed-out bottle instead of letter „i”.
Please give information about the key objectives of your concept/idea in terms of inclusion and how these would be been met
The object was designed for inhabitants of the nearest quarter of the buildings. They could grow plants here for themselves. This place would be also a meeting space connecting people.
Please explain the innovative character of your concept/ idea
The technology of building from recycled glass bottles is unusual, cheap and ecofriendly. Perhaps it is not a good way to build houses but it can work to create small architecture, especially greenhouses. Bottles ensure an easy access to the sunlight. In this way there is a favorable microclimate to grow some plants inside of the building.
Please detail the plans you have for the further development, promotion and/or implementation of your concept/idea, with a particular attention to the initiatives to be taken before May 2022
1. Disseminating information among inhabitants.
2. Collecting bottles.
3. Building the greenhouse.
4. Organization of common planting of plants.
By ticking this box, you declare that all the information provided in this form is factually correct, that the proposed concept/idea has not been proposed for the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars Awards more than once in the same category.