The Sustainable Dance Club

The idea of green clubbing may seem like an oxymoron, but on October 14, environmental NGO Enviu and architectural firm Döll will host an event at Rotterdam's Off_Corso to present their concept of an environmentally responsible dance club. Titled "The Critical Mass," the event will kick off with a presentation of the organizations' work over the past eight months, followed by -- what else -- a party. Among the features envisioned for the green club are energy-generating dance floors (see the video), toilets flushed with rainwater, walls that change color in response to temperature fluctuations, and a rooftop garden where clubbers can enjoy an organic beer with friends. Enviu and Döll believe the idea can not only lessen the environmental impact of an activity that's traditionally pretty unsustainable, but also build awareness among the young and hip. ::The Critical Mass via Springwise; video via linton at Hugg

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