Organic Remediation Materials ORM

Joi Sen Jireh León Bernal, Marcos Esteban Cruz del Valle, Stefano Dragotta Silva, Tania Parlange Aguirre, Astrid María Barillas de León, Christian Josué Leal Ruiz 

The ORM project aims to reduce waste from the construction industry. By using bacteria to bioremediate this waste, we will create a low cost material that is integrated into the current construction system.

The ORM product is an organic material, so it can be used in different spaces. For the properties of compaction, a paving stone with modular shape is proposed. The shape allows for more organic patterns that adapt in different environments. 

A color typology, based on the diverse textiles seen throughout Guatemala, creates a sense of belonging through the representation of our rich cultural heritage.




Luis Ricardo Alvarez Giron has a Ph.D. in Entomology, an M.Sc. in Entomology, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA). He is an Agronomist Engineer, Post Doctorate in Polyce Science, Technology and Innovation.


Banner image: Michael D. Beckwith, The Leeds Library.