print your city | THE NEW RAW

© Stefanos Tsakiris

Street Furniture Made From Plastic Waste

The “Print Your City” is a part of the ambitious “Zero Waste Future” program in Thessaloniki, Greece. This project explores the possibility of using the city’s plastic
waste in order to build public space with robotic 3D printing and citizen’s involvement. The idea is showcased with a temporary installation of a series of 3D printed street furniture that is made from household plastic waste and robotic 3D printing.

The 3D printed street furniture has integrated extra functions that promotes a healthy and environmentfriendly lifestyle in the city. Each object can feature a bike rack or a mini gym, a tree pot or even a dog feeding bowl or a bookcase. What’s more, the geometries are based on ergonomic curvatures that accommodate a relaxed body posture.