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HOW TO REUSE 1M PLASTIC BALLS

Do you remember “The Beach” exhibition that took place at the National Building Museum in Washington last summer?

Back in January, Dupont Underground launched an open design competition dubbed “Re-Ball!” to create an installation using those leftover plastic balls. They received 92 proposals for remaking the unused space material.

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New York based studio Hou de Sousa was the winner of this design competition with the “Raise/Raze” proposal. They have transformed the hundreds of thousands of plastic balls into tens of thousands of blocks that visitors can rearrange inside the space.

The design team explains the concept:

“Raise/Raze is like sand in a massive sandbox, something akin to a life sized Lego set, or a real-world version of the popular video game Minecraft, which allows users to alter their surroundings with ease.”

Reservations will be required for admission to the “ReBall!: Raise/Raze” installation, which is scheduled to open on April 30th and run until June 1. You can help The Dupont Underground create and install Re-Ball! in Washington, D.C with this crowdfunding campaign.