Gallery: EcoARK Pavilion made from 1.5 Million Plastic Bottles

 

Here at Inhabitat we’ve showcased a host of amazing structures made from repurposed bottles, but we’ve never a project as polished and sleek as this. The Far Eastern Group sponsored this three story “EcoARK” movable Fashion Pavilion for the 2010 Taipei International Expo. The just-finished structure features walls made entirely out of plastic bottles and it’s built to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes. These aren’t your average-joe coke bottles, however — they’re POLLI-Bricks by miniWIZ!

EcoARK is the world’s lightest, movable, breathable environmental miracle,” said Douglas Hsu, Chairman of the Far Eastern Group. Though POLLI-Bricks have been used here on a grand scale in the EcoARK they can be used to make anything from a vase to a garden wall to a house. Just a small amount of silicone is placed between the bricks to make a bond between their specially designed interlocking structure.

It took 1.5 million POLLI-Bricks to make the sturdy EcoARK. The 130 meter long structure is completely deconstructable — it can be taken apart and reassembled at another location, kind of like a giant LEGO building. To top off the eco-cred the building was engineered to withstand large earthquakes and typhoons. Sounds like Taipei will be able to repurpose this building for a long time to come.

+ miniWIZ

Via Jetson Green

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9 Comments

  1. Gery Valentino February 22, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Fantastic,I hope someday my country can make it too.myabe sometime you can come here and show to us how incredible it is.hehehe

  2. Meet October 3, 2013 at 9:22 am

    i want to know full details about Eco-Ark……..
    please send in my email id : 12BCL024@nirmauni.ac.in

  3. alexanther July 6, 2012 at 3:54 am

    http://www.glorytrade.com.tw/
    This is the company of the designer.

  4. chloe12 November 9, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Very cool! Saw photos of the Miniwiz EcoArk this weekend. I think it\’s for the international floral expo in Taiwan. Here\’s the link I stumbled on in Flickr:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eager/5121626881

  5. charita August 10, 2010 at 6:50 am

    miracle of construction !!!!and boon of environment….

  6. mickym June 8, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Think of how much plastic will be reused if a mot of buildings were made out of these.A low carbon recycled plastic product. What else do you need!?

  7. mickym June 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Has anyone actually seen this building? And what are the actual pros and cons using this instead of glass, wood or any other building materials

  8. eco-panda April 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    i guess thats one way to keep plastic bottles out of land fills.

  9. JayInStoon April 16, 2010 at 2:59 am

    It’s a shame that the Web Store and most information links from the Polli-Bricks site are blocked because of malicious software. I’m sure they’re a reputable company, but they should really get their commercial act together. VERY disappointing.

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