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Over 40 pallets that were going to waste will be transformed into furniture to the public coworkings City Hall, os Worktibas. Curitiba, 30/01/2018. Photo: Disclosure.

Pallets are transformed into furniture to equip Worktibas

Over 40 pallets that were going to waste will be transformed into furniture to the public coworkings City Hall, os Worktibas. The idea, developed by the Municipal Institute of Public Administration (Imap), It is to reuse the pallets, Gross transport platforms and storage that support loads of food purchased by the Municipal Supply (Smab) Warehouses for Family.

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Most pallets are made of pine or eucalyptus reforested. considered disposable, have not return to the place of origin and are generally removed and discarded or used as fuel as organic residue.

The reuse project structures came about after a study by Imap on furniture and unserviceable or underutilized infrastructure in the municipality. requalified, They could return to serve the public demands, especially in collaborative workspaces of Worktiba. "Following the guidance of the mayor Rafael Greca to do more for less, the Imap developed a low-cost alternative, sustainable and high resistance to equip public spaces ", said the president of Imap, Alexandre de Oliveira Jarschel.

After the donation of pallets by SMAB and together with the joinery of the Social Action Foundation (FAS), with the logistical support of the Municipal Department of the Environment and the supervision of architect Claudia Hirt Stachera, They were produced new mobile, in less than two working days.

Gross structures follow a simple production process, that is to disassemble, cut, reassembly, screwing, nailing, Sanding and waterproofing, maintaining the original appearance of wood that make up. The central table, to serve as a workplace for coworkers, It has the capacity to serve up 12 people sitting, 240 cm span, infrastructure to power grid, capacity 150kg of equipment and has durability expected 20 years.

Durability and capacity equal scheduled for banks, chairs and shelves being mounted for internal use. Already the furniture exposed to the weather, durability is halved, due to external factors like sun, rain and humidity.

O Worktiba

Opened in May 2017 the mayor Rafael Greca, the Worktiba Barigui reclassified space, furniture and underutilized equipment in Barigui Park to turn the workplace and development 35 social entrepreneurs of the city. On site are also promoted courses and free monthly lectures for the population.

The same line reuse of spaces and equipment is adopted in the second collaborative space being mounted in the San Francisco neighborhood and will serve over 40 cultural entrepreneurs of the city.

new Notice

The new tender for occupation of the remaining and extended vacancies of Worktiba Barigui, as well as the tender for the second space occupation of public coworking that will be installed in the neighborhood San Francisco, They are in technical and legal validation process and, so authorized, They will be published in the Official Gazette of the Municipality and sites do Imap e do Workitiba.

will be more 80 places for entrepreneurs and people who develop projects that can be applied in the city.

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