The Pretty Plastic Plant project is unique in the sense that the collaboration of architects and designers is producing the construction materials themselves. By upcycling all sorts of plastic waste they can find, they brought about four mini pavilions for the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. The pavilions serve as a meeting and working space for the students. The parts are produced by the pretty plastic plant, an assembly of six machines that sort plastic by colour, wash it, melt it and subsequently turn it into plastic slates and tiles.
The creative collective receives their plastic material from households in Amsterdam or from their campus neighbors, and they are aiming big. Besides creating building materials from plastic and giving educational workshops to children, the designers want to change people’s association with plastic waste for the better and, eventually, create a whole building from plastic waste.