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Sheffield students build with rubbish

Architecture students at the University of Sheffield have helped design a creative new building for Sheffield, using nothing but other people's rubbish.

The architecture students at Sheffield, who are all in their fifth and sixth years of study, designed the 'Space of Waste' new building as part of the University's innovative Live Projects scheme. Organised every year by the School of Architecture, Live Projects are strategic projects which give architecture students at the University the chance to work with real people in real time.

Sarah Hunt, one of the architecture students involved in the project, said: "The construction industry is one of the UK's most wasteful. By taking an unconventional approach to the design process, we were forced to rethink the way in which materials can be used. Architects and designers have the potential to divert a lot of waste from landfill and create building and objects that are both beautiful and original."

Source: DeHavilland