What do you do with old beer crates? Recycle them, of course.
German architecture students of the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold designed and constructed BOXEL, a pavilion made out of 2,000 beer crates that had been in use for over 10 years and had been donated by a local brewery for the project.
Built in just one week, the project was completed earlier this summer and was part of a course on how to develop structures from computer modeling to construction.This full scale pavilion has stood on campus throughout the summer and has been an awesome musical performance and end-of-semester party venue.
When the beer-crate pavilion comes down, the crates will be recycled. A second pavilion design that’s based on movable wooden frames will likely be built next summer (2011).
Isn’t it fascinating what creative minds can come up with?