Human Nature Project
Timothy Hatton Architects
The installation comprised thousands of 3D-printed components made from 100% recycled waste plastic. These became the individual leaves and branches of a 9-metre structure flowing down three storeys from the atrium ceiling. The leaves of five different British woodland species were represented, underlining the beauty and variety found within our natural world and the importance of preserving this diversity.
The material used in the installation was reclaimed from common household waste such as refrigerator linings that would now otherwise be buried in landfills. The use of recycled waste material to create 3D-printed objects is a new process that was pioneered in this project.