Everything inside Nike’s newest concept store in Shanghai is made from trash,except for the products on sale of course. Taiwanese architectural firm Miniwiz Sustainable Development Ltd. used 5,500 soda cans, 2,000 PET water bottles and 50,000 old CDs and DVDs to design the interior and fixtures. Construction and assembly were completed in July this year.
The amazing origami ceiling is made from recycled DVDs, while cables and the building’s joints were made out of recycled cans. The ceiling is adjustable and can be repositioned to fit different programs. Around 2,000 yards of tension cables were made using 2,000 recycled water bottles gathered all across China. The connection joints were made from 5,278 aluminium cans. According to the designers, no glue was used to build the interior and all materials are 100% recyclable.
The architectural studio in charge of the design, Miniwiz, is already famous in Taiwan for their large scale eco-friendly projects and recycling initiatives. The team’s EcoArk pavilion, dubbed “the world’s greenest pavilion” was built with 1,5 million recycled plastic bottles. The building is said to weigh 50% less than a conventional building and can withstand earthquakes and hurricanes. The company is reportedly looking for partners in the US and China and is working on the headquarters and factory for an electronic waste recycling company in Taiwan.