Huge amount of wastes are generated in temporary installations and festive pop ups. How could we devise an alternative solution with a more wholistic material cycle?
Scaffolding and bamboo structures are very unique yet common to Hong Kong. However, not many knew each bamboo could be used three times on site only and then would have to be discarded at landfill. Tons of bamboos are scrapped every day in Hong Kong and they become a material inspiration for the creation of a very Hong Kong “green” Xmas tree.
The structure is composed of layers of elliptical cones that are rotated, creating an optical illusion that these layers of cones are swinging in motion.
A green project doesn’t have to look green and, in this case, some portion are dyed/painted with a festive red and pink color. The uncolored ones have the potential to be turned into bamboo mushes for growing new plants, completing a full material cycle while the colored ones would be further deployed to create useful furniture or objects with a third life.