This plastic bottle pavilion is spreading the message of sustainability | GBRI

Turning plastic bottle waste into impressive architecture is taking sustainability to another level. The amazing EcoARK in Taipei, Taiwan is the perfect example on how put plastic waste to constructive use.

Built from 1.5 million recycled plastic bottles, this massive pavilion is surprisingly strong enough to withstand the forces of nature—including fires and earthquakes! What’s more, it is powered by solar energy and follows the mantra of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.”

Constructed for use as an exhibition hall during the 2010 Taipei International Flora Expo, the EcoARK pavilion continues to spread its message of sustainability for seven years strong. And use of recycled plastic bottles isn’t its only eco-friendly feature- the pavilion was built with low-carbon building techniques to maintain a zero-carbon footprint during operation. The building also stays cool without air conditioning thanks to natural ventilation.

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