The Bartlett School of Architecture


New Interactive Architecture Lab project: myCup

28 April 2015


The Bank of America Merrill Lynch and their long-standing arts partner Create London have commissioned The Bartlett School of Architecture's Interactive Architecture Lab to build an installation that reflects our relationship with waste products. Suspended at the bank's London corporate headquarters at No. 2 King Edward Street, the artwork myCup was launched on 22 April 2015 for Earth Day.

The myCup installation is made up of 8000 recycled plastic cups. As part of a bank-wide initiative to educate and inspire employees to recycle at work, the Bank of America Merill Lynch has committed to using 8000 less cups during myCup's six-week installation period.

All of the elements that make up myCup will be reused. The cups will be used in workshops with local school children to discuss waste and build their own art works with the support of Create London and the Interactive Architecture Lab. While the structure will be used at The Bartlett School of Architecture on the reEarth project and the lighting sponsored by Xicato will be incorporated into ongoing research at UCL on mobile controlled low energy lighting.

More information:

  • myCup was created at The Bartlett School of Architecture's B-made, the Bartlett Manufacturing and Design Exchange.