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Otrivin Air Lab by ecoLogicStudio

Opens on 15 Jun 2022
Platform Gallery

ecoLogicStudio and the Otrivin Actions to Breathe Cleaner initiative are currently experimenting with innovative nature-based solutions to mitigate the impact of urban air pollution on children’s breathing health.

With the Otrivin Air Lab project, which will be resident at the Building Centre in June 2022 and will be part of the London Festival of Architecture, ecoLogicStudio is prototyping a biodegradable plastic packaging made with the by-product of the air purification process.

Through the application of the PhotoSynthetica technology, pioneered by ecoLogicStudio, this project tests the feasibility to build a circular production workflow, where CO2 and urban air pollution are re-metabolized into fresh biomass. This is then harvested and transformed into bioplastic, biofilament and finally into a new biodegradable packaging product, locking in the CO2 into a new virtuous material cycle.

Other technologies such as algorithmic design and 3D printing are integrated in the fabrication process to eliminate the production of waste and to optimise material performance, natural biodegradability and industrial scalability.

ecoLogicStudio & Otrivin are partners in the belief that no action is too small when it comes to mitigating the impact of poor air quality on the breathing health of our children,  and that experimentation is a key part of the journey towards uncovering innovative ideas that can inspire thought and be a template for manufacturing sustainable futures.



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