No leftovers, no left behind
Daisy Ziyan Zhang
Increasingly, nature has become more of a luxury for city dwellers to access in our everyday life, an indicator closely tied to real estate value and the process of gentrification. Meanwhile, our building industry is established upon the constant exploitation of nature and the production of waste. Can we redefine and up-cycle trash to create public space that serves us all? This project by Ensemble Studio transcends the shackles of a tight budget and designed a public corridor with recycled CDs and leftover quarry stones - a gigantic sculpture, a playground, a microcosmos of nature that welcomes everyone to rest, wander, play, and decompress.