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FESTA - Proudly Supporting the Architectural Community

Wednesday, 3 April 2019
By Clara Sumner

Giving people the ability to participate in their city in new and unique ways, that's what FESTA is all about.

FESTA is an initiative based around building temporary architectural installations that are activated with markets, art, performance, music, dance, games, demonstrations, talks and activities.

Installations are designed and fabricated by the next generation of architectural students in schools of architecture from across New Zealand and Australia.

As a festival that uses temporary architectural installations to invigorate the city, FESTA doesn't want to create unnecessary waste, so students are encouraged be resourceful, to reuse materials or find waste streams that can be used as the basis for the design of the installations.
The environmental conscious theme of the festival ties in nicely with Winstone Wallboards' waste recycling initiatives that support sustainability.

Our supplied pallets and paper offcuts were very attractive to the students, with several of the studios expressing an interest in using them.
The pallets were used in designs by two of the Australian studios - Swinburne University of Technology School of Design and Adelaide University School of Architecture and the Built Environment - transforming the pallets into furniture for the public to use as seating and tables to rest, watch musical, dance performances and indulge in a huge range of local foods.

For further information on recycling and sustainability click here or call the GIB® Helpline 0800 100 442.