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WORTH Partnership Project
Project

MARETECH WORKSHOP

The first Craft Tech Hub that provides sustainable and local manufacturing for design and architecture applications

MARETECH WORKSHOP

The message of the project

MARETECH WORKSHOP strives to incorporate sustainable, technological, and social values into its local approach to craft and fabrication.

MARETECH WORKSHOP
MARETECH WORKSHOP

The idea behind the project 

MARETECH WORKSHOP, based on the French Atlantic Coast, seeks to value local waste ocean matter. Indeed, raw materials are naturally generated in the sea in North Bordeaux through the sedimentation process. The tides transport this waste to the coastline. However, as a result of human activity along the shoreline, ocean matter is gathered and released offshore. Aurore Piette has been captivated by the possibilities of local matter and the zero waste approach of 3D printing technology as she considers how craft will progress in the near future. As a result, MARETECH WORKSHOP aspires to create the first Craft Tech Hub by proposing a sustainable and local production for design and architectural applications inspired by the local aesthetic of Royan.

MARETECH WORKSHOP's purpose will be to establish a local vision of craft, from the materials to the forms, as well as to promote its sustainable ideals to a larger public through regular workshops. Aurore Piette, Craftswoman of the Sea, will collaborate with Robot Faber, specialist in 3D software, Designer & Artist, and VormVrij3D, experts in 3D Clay Printers, for technical assistance and equipment supply, to produce MARETECH WORKSHOP. es.

MARETECH WORKSHOP

What next?

MARETECH WORKSHOP is Europe's first Craft Tech Hub, and it will serve as a model for other places. As a result, through sustainable manufacturing, each hub would value local materials and historical legacy. The resulting look would be unique to its place of origin and area.

Stakeholders

Coordinators

Aurore Piette (project leader) from Aurore Piette Studio

Address
France

Ludovic Mallegol from Robot Faber

Address
France

Marlieke Wijnakker and Yao van den Heerik from VormVrij3D

Address
Netherlands