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EcoARK Pavilion made from 1.5 Million Plastic Bottles
Posted By Brit Liggett On April 14, 2010 @ 1:21 pm In Architecture,Green Materials,Sustainable Building,Sustainable Materials | 8 Comments
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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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/14/ecoark-pavilion-made-from-1-5-million-plastic-bottles/polli-brick-pavillion-1/
 structures: http://inhabitat.com/2010/03/04/amazing-house-built-from-6-million-beer-bottles/
 plastic bottles: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=plastic+bottle
 POLLI-Bricks by miniWIZ: http://inhabitat.com/2009/01/15/polli-bricks-by-miniwiz/
 a house: http://inhabitat.com/architecture/prefab-housing/
 LEGO building: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/11/16/james-mays-lego-home-demolished/
 + miniWIZ: http://www.miniwiz.com/
 Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2010/04/interlocking-polli-brick-used-for-ecoark.html
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