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Pavilion Made From 300,000 Recycled Cans to Be Displayed on Governors Island, N.Y.

The project is the winner of FIGMENT’s 2017 City of Dreams competition, which challenges architecture and design firms to create a pavilion out of recycled materials.

“Cast & Place,” a pavilion made from reclaimed wood, soil from the East River and 300,000 aluminum cans (the number of cans used in NYC in an hour), will be on display on Governors Island, N.Y., this summer. The project is the winner of FIGMENT’s 2017 City of Dreams competition, an annual design contest that challenges architecture and design firms to create a pavilion out of recycled materials.

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“Cast & Place” is the winner of FIGMENT’s 2017 City of Dreams competition, an annual design contest that challenges architecture and design firms to build a pavilion out of recycled materials to be assembled on Governors Island and displayed during the summer. This year, it will be made out of more than 300,000 aluminum cans (the number of cans used in NYC in an hour), melted down and cast into cracked clay. According to the group’s Kickstarter page, the material will be soil excavated from the East River, recycled cans, and reclaimed wood, which will form lightweight, strong panels to provide structure and shade.

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