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Transparent big box of "Clothes-drop off

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Shaping a circular industrial ecosystem and supporting life-cycle thinking
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NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS RISING STARS: concepts or ideas submitted by young talents (aged 30 or less)
Project title
Transparent big box of "Clothes-drop off
Full concept/idea title
New public space with new and positive intergenerational exchanges of clothes, only for neighbours

Basically, it's about cicles of reusing clothes automatically desinfected with a spray machene installed inside our "Clothes-drop off" box. It would build an innovate fashion style called unisex, that caris a feel of belonging on a municipality, beating traditional steriotypes.  Meanwhile, promoting recycling, gender inclusion and sustainability. 

Perhaps, it would reduce our carbon emissions, as we wouldn't have to shop so many clothes. Instead it creates a community enhancement

What is the geographical scope of your concept/idea?
All locations of Spain with more than 14 inhabitants could use their own "Clothes-drop off" box.
It's better that the central government send them all an e-mail with the info. of this Project.
All locations of Spain with more than 14 inhabitants could use their own "Clothes-drop off" box.
It's better that the central government send them all an e-mail with the info. of this Project.
Does your concept/idea address mainly urban or rural issues?
Mainly urban
Does your concept/idea refer to a physical transformation of the built environment or other types of transformations?
It refers to other types of transformations ('soft investment')
Has your concept/idea benefited from EU programmes and/or funds?
Has your concept/idea won an EU prize?
How did you hear about the New European Bauhaus Prizes ?
Social media
On whose behalf are you submitting the application?
As an individual
Please provide a summary of your concept/ idea

It's a new public space with new and positive intergenerational exchanges of clothes, exclusively for neighbours in between themselves.

This new fashion would influence in towns as it will be visuable daily. In a long term, it would carry a sense of belonging on a municipality.

It's a process of cicles of reusing clothes automatically desinfected with a spray machene installed in the interior of our transparent big box of "Clothes-drop off". It's transparent so we can see which clothes are inside and how it works.

1. we deinfect our hands with the box's spray button, then scan our fingerprint/biometrics of our index.

2. we scan the QR, to see the instructions.

3. we put in clothes.

4. chose and take out.

The social change that we are looking forward is that communities start viewing clothes as if no colour or shape determines our masculinity or femeninity, this meas, that any person of any gender can wear whatever colour or shape of textile they'd like to, wich implies that we think as them rather as Unisex, from now on. In other words, inclusion, beating sexism, and pomoting freedom of expression (a human right), as style is a way of self-expression. It all in all is a vital social evolution. It's also a reutilisation of fabrics and a way of promoting recycling, looking into the future and sustainability nuance. In consequence, this exchange of clothes disregardin our gender and generation, leads to integration and community engagement in reutilising and beating social steriotypes.

For this motif, our box, will not separate in between clothes of one gender or of the other, but, only by sizes. IN addition, when scanning a QR sticker from the exterior of our box and once we scan our fingerprint/biometrics, we will be able to chose on our devices which trousers or bottom part we would like and which top part, each person may select a maximum of 1 each, for each time they give in to our box, 1 of each.

As a whole: It's a local solution to our carbon footp

Please indicate the main themes of your concept/idea with 5 key words
Please give information about the key objectives of your concept/idea in terms of environmental sustainability (including circularity) and how these would be met.
Please highlight how the concept/idea can be exemplary in this context

It's sustainable because it is run by a solar panel, which is sustainable energy, and in Spain, for instance we have a lot of sun. It could also be applied to other countries with more Sunny days than cloudy days. 

In the fabrics aspect, it's also sustainable because it reuses textiles.

It is an initiative of the European Union, since many years,  to decrease the carbon emissions and this project would help a lot as to produce clothes contaminates too much (2.700L of water for 1 cotton t-shirt) and we have to change this somehow. Our Clothes Drop-off would reduce obtaining 2 types of clothes with 0 carbon emissions. This multyplied by all habitants would make a very positive drastic carbon emission change, as our box would serve most neighbours because it contains all sizes from XXS-XXL. The reason is that it's interior is vertically devided in 7 sections of clothes of each size. In the minoritary case, that our size is XXXL, we will be given a boucher from the town-hall to obtain it from another person with an XXXL or XXXS, and so on, size. While, it's horizontally got 2 parts, 1 for the incoming clothes and the other for the outcoming.

Less clothes will be bought, and by consequence, more reused, and less contamination, this would improve our future and the enviroment's.

Please give information about the key objectives of your concept/idea in terms of aesthetics and quality of experience beyond functionality and how these would be met.
Please highlight how the concept/idea can be exemplary in this context

In the aesthetics theme, the new style created would be unisex, that is a pretty innovate look, that we can obtain in many high standard and international shops. They even have their own section for this style.

The town would look more modern and impressing with our box and it's contemporary looks.


As for the quality of experience, it would create upon people the sense of productivity in reusing clothes and creating clean and sustainable/renovable energy that works, and a good neighborhood, which would develop a feeling of positive neighborhood and belonging to the project and the area in which it's implied.


The good aspect of this project gives a good impression on people and this provoques satisfaction to the neighborhood.

Please give information about the key objectives of your concept/idea in terms of inclusion (equal opportunities, public participation, citizen engagement, co-design, universal design, accessibility, affordability, etc.) and how these would be met.
Please highlight how the concept/idea can be exemplary in this context

It includes every gender and almost every size of clothes,  when someone has size XXXS or XXXL and so on, they can get a voucher from the town hall, so it's inclusive. 

Our box turns on using the index fingerprint, that most people have and if not, it can be used with another finger, that is registered on that persons' ID. 

In the case that they don't they will get a voucher to exchange their clothes in person. The other possible situation is that the person cannot go to our box, in this case, with their authorisation, another person can go for them and exchange clothes in person with someone else from town, also using a town hall's voucher (with date and h.).

The participation is totally public and cost free/affordable/0 cost, so there's equality accessibility and fairness in the class and circumstances' aspect. As a consequence, here, we have a connection with affordability of the State, but this time, in the aspect that the State would better afford the mental heath section, as there would be less depression. Thus, a decrease in expenses in depression or mental health illnesses cases, being a common benefit for society. 

Please explain how these three dimensions would be combined in your concept/idea.
Please highlight how this approach can be exemplary

It's related to these 3 principles:

Sustainability, in favour of the EU's climate goals, and SDGs of beating climate change and reducing carbon emissions, to circularity, here of clothes, 0 contamination, as the solar panel of our box is renonable and clean energy, and thus, doesn't affect biodiversity.

Aesthetics, here, of the transparent box, because it looks quite futuristic, and homogeneous from the outside, quality of experience and style, because of it's easy and technologycal functioning, that goes above functionality,

Inclusion of all sex, of all ages and of people from all economic-classes, valuing diversity of races, cultures, etnies and religions, equality for all in the neighbourhood, as everyone registered in the town hall, gets the opportunity to use the machene under the same conditions (1 outfit goes in-> 1 goes out in return), it's fair, due to the accessibility, and affordability of our project to everyone.

Please highlight the innovative character of the concept/idea as compared to mainstream practices in the field of the concept/idea.

Unisex label itself is innovate, as it impulses the transformists' and gender inclusion. This is due to the fact that compared with the amonut of clothes separated by sex, there are many more of the latter.

Solar panel use, as renovable energy is also a nuance nowadays, as it's an EU goal to reduce green house gasses, that's in the EU's agenda and one of the SDGs.

The solar energy would feed 6 parts

  1. led light in the interior roof of our box,
  2. piston that pushes the top piece textile or the bottom textile,
  3. and the grabber that grabbs them 1 by 1, untill they are selected from the website with a finger click, as a bottom or top textile part's exchange,
  4. openning of the black box that people open when the biometrics are accepted, to put the clothes in,
  5. and the white one to take the clothes out, and, the closing of them
  6. Finally, it would also charge the camera.

If there was to be a technical error, and it's not the camera, the camera would automatically send the error warning to the QR's website's whatsapp of the technician, so that the town hall's informatic, mechanic or engeneer personnel can come to fix it, because it would be a public service to the neighbourhood. Only that person's magnet can open the back part of the box's door, in order to fix the technical issue.

In the more technologycal aspect, this "Clothes' Drop-off" box's interior is innovative because a mini photographic camera from i.e Amazon, set in movement detection mode, shall be installed on the corner pointing downwards in diagonal angle, so that the new clothes that are in it appear on the QR's web, that is connected to the cam. People will select the outfit by tapping on the 1 bottom part and 1 top part clothes. That's why the bottom part and the top part of the outfit shall be entered 1 by 1 and first the bottom piece and then the top piece, so you can see them well from the QR's web's picture, in direct,through wifi or lightfyn&

Please detail the general plans that you have for the further development, promotion and/or implementation of your concept/idea.

Convince every city and town of the EU with more than 14 inhabitants to join this project.

Imagine that your idea/concept is awarded in the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2022. What kind of initiatives would you take throughout the following year (June 2022- June 2023)

Go to each town hall, have a meeting with them and try to convince them, asking also for possible improvements. 

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