Lunchtime Lectures: The Design of Mr. Trash Wheel: The Evolution of a Clean...

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American Institute of Architects - Baltimore Chapter

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The free Lunchtime Lecture Series explores how local firms, design practitioners, and allied organizations are putting the big ideas of the Spring Lecture Series into practice. In the Baltimore Architecture Foundation’s tradition of free brown bag lunchtime presentations, please bring your lunch and join us for this talk and discussion to follow. AIA CEUs are eligible for self-reporting.

The Design of Mr. Trash Wheel: The Evolution of a Clean Water Revolution

The Inner Harbor Water Wheel (or “Mr. Trash Wheel” to locals) combines old and new technology to harness the power of water and sunlight to collect litter and debris flowing down the Jones Falls. The stream’s current provides power to turn the water wheel, which lifts trash and debris from the water and deposits it into a dumpster barge. When there isn’t enough water current, a solar panel array provides additional power to keep the machine running. When the dumpster is full, it’s towed away by boat, and a new dumpster is put in place.

The presentations will cover the invention of the system, the design for the covering of Mr. Trash Wheel by Ziger/Snead Architects, and the development of the 'character' for this environmental icon (which has now proliferated to 3 sites), with its own social media presence; and how the Trash Wheels are making a major difference in trash clean up in the Jones Falls and Baltimore Harbor, and now spreading to other cities.
https://www.mrtrashwheel.com/

Presenters:

John Kellett, Clearwater Mills
Adam Lindquist, Waterfront Partnership/Healthy Harbor Initiative
Michael Westrate, AIA, Ziger/Snead Architects

See the full Lunchtime Lectures and Spring Lecture Series schedule

Photo courtesy Matthew Bellemare (Wikipedia)

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