'the capacity' is a permanent architectural intervention in the building for waste disposal and recycling of the city of Zurich, built by Pool Architekten 2020. Two containers identical in shape to those used in the work processes of waste disposal hang mutually clamped in the open air space next to the entrance to Muldenstrasse, the intermediate storage of the waste before it is sent for recycling. They have been cast from their potential contents, from the recyclables of the material they might contain. Obtained and transformed from remnants of our society, they allow for an unusual casting that infuses metals with the mineral. Its irregular surfaces are rather unusual in art. But here substances fuse that do not belong together. What is collected and disposed of as waste by the street cleaners has undergone a refinement process and materialises in two transformed dumpsters that remain empty forever. They could accommodate something that they already contain in their own substance.
permanent Art and Architecture project, ERZ (waste disposal and Recycling) of the city of Zürich 2020, Building of Pool Architects 2020