First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
So sorry for not posting for a couple of weeks...but I bet you are also just recovering from the holidays mood ;)
Since I got back form home, I basically can't stay home and 'stay still'.
Today, me and my 2 beautiful 'Italian sisters' were strong enough to fight the cold that is now in Taipei and went to the Floral Expo that opened a couple of months ago.
We were on site walking around on the cold rain seeking for warm spots.
Well, this was the last thing that we saw (we ended up going also to the Fine arts museum) but I was amazed once we got close to this structure.
So here you go some amazing info that made me feel quite proud to look at it!!
I'm talking about the EcoARK (Pavilion of New Fashion) :
|Claudia inside the pavilion x|
The EcoArk serves as a showcase pavilion for new ways of constructing buildings. With solar panels for energy and open water circulation instead of air condition, it does not consume a lot of energy, which makes it quite different from most buildings in Taiwan.
Since discarted plastic bottles is a major threat to our world since most of it is not recycled and become non-biodegradable garbage, the Taipei International Flora Exposition's Pavilion of New Fashion is the World's first building constructed entirely from garbage. A
130 meters long and 30 meters high structure made from 1.52 million recycled PET bottles (plastic bricks)
The idea of using plastic garbage as building material seems to give the idea that Taiwan could turn into a industry of itself. This structure can dissembled and moved to another place just like a Giant Lego.
Hope you guys are just as amazed as I was and share with your friends that things like this are possible to be build ;)