“How can industry be sustainably reintroduced into the urban block?”
Industry has been key to the success of many cities around the world. However, following the industrial displacement through commercial gentrification over the past 30 years, Offenbach like many cities has struggled to rebuild and rebalance its economy. This thesis project sought to explore how a new 3D print based industry could be sustainably integrated into the urban fabric of a growing post-industrial city.
With global plastic consumption set to reach 298 million tonnes by the end of 2018, and with plans to cut global emissions by 74 % by 2050, could the reuse and recycling of some of this waste help kick start a new creative and production led economy for Offenbach.