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The Building Plot, the Eden Project, Cornwall by Architecture Sans Frontières

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[SMALL PROJECTS 2011] Small workshop ‘pod’ at the Eden Project, designed and built by ASF volunteers

Materials were identified through a Harvest Mapping exercise - a phrase coined by 2010 Architects - which is a participatory method for obtaining information regarding all resources within a given area. Using this information, four design and build workshops comprised of students, volunteers and professionals constructed a structure composed of waste car tyres, reclaimed timber, scaffolding poles and reused road signs.

Final designs and details were developed on-site and remained flexible to the fluctuations in material availability, ability to transport the materials and the fundamental constraints of time and inclement weather.

Start date 1 July 2009
Gross external floor area 45m²
Form of contract/procurement self-build
Total cost £13,400 (including transport and subsistence for all volunteers and contractors during harvest mapping and building process)
Client The Eden Project
Architects Jan Körbes and Boris Duijneveld of REFUNC.NL with Architecture Sans Frontières volunteers
Structural Engineer Peter Beresford and Integral Engineering Design
Main Contractor Refunc, Rufus Maurice, ASF-UK volunteers

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