"Interactive presentation platform in public space aiming at awareness raising on New Alternative Sanitation Systems (NASS)"


Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

Project duration: 03/2019 - 03/2020

Project direction:
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Londong

Project cocrdination:
Stefanie Hörnlein M. Sc.

Communication Concept and Design:
Sylvia Debit M.F.A.
Anniek Vetter M.F.A.

Lab construction:
Simon Mehling M. Sc.

Participating Institutions:
Werkhaus Design + Produktion GmbH

Project description

The interactive platform "P-BANK" creates means of identification with the intersection points between wastewater disposal and resource recovery. The project, funded by the German Federal Environmental Foundation, includes the testing of a newly developed toilet facility for public space to present new sustainable sanitation systems (NASS) as an alternative to conventional sewage systems. The stated aim of the P-Bank is to raise users' awareness of the scarcity of the vital ressource phosphorus (P = "phosphorus") as well as the simultaneous misdirection of nutrients (P = to "pee") and the resulting harmful environmental impact.

With the cooperation with numerous projects and companies that focus on topics such as sustainability, resource conservation and recycling strategies, the P-Bank clearly shows a spectrum of closed-loop recycling that exceeds the recycling of wastewater. In addition to the project partnership with Werkhaus Design + Production GmbH, a deeply interwoven collaboration with the award-winning temporary restaurant "LÜCKE", the non-profit Goldeimer gGmbH and EOOS Design GmbH from Vienna will be part of the project.

From the 3rd of may to the 16th of august 2019, the P-Bank is located next to the LÜCKE on the premises of The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar between Marienstraße 9 and 13.