The THREE C Bench
Concrete is probably the most important building material used worldwide. The production of concrete, however, emits extremely high quantities of CO2. If we could substitute less than 10% of ingredients with biochar made from bio-waste we could create a CO2 neutral concrete.
Within the THREE C project a prototype was developed to produce this CO2 neutral concrete for public water channel pipes. Some of the concrete parts or the channel were up-cycled to become the main structure of the THREE C Bench.
The Bench consists of the concrete bowl (filled with a biochar plant substrate), a wooden seat and a scaffold for climbing plants
The THREE C Bench serves as public furniture – to:
- enrich public & private places
- demonstrate applied sustainable development in the building industry
- support public private community partnership projects
- provide opportunities for urban gardening and animal aided design