The material wall is the curved wall that welcomes visitors to the recycling centre. Though it looks like an artwork built of waste, it also has a practical function showing visitors how to dispose of their waste correctly. The material wall is divided into the different fractions of materials that are recycled behind it – so if you have plastic to recycle, you just need to find the wall made of plastic and go through the opening. Got some old pains of worn jeans – just go to the wall made of textile, it’s as easy as that. In this way, the material wall acts as a very low tech and intuitive wayfinding system for the visitors.
When the recycling centre is unmanned, it will still be open to the public. The containers will be locked, but there is still a hole in each material wall that you can throw your waste through, landing in a container behind.