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The Guano de Paris Pigeon House Also Collects Bird Poop for Compost

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 1, 2013 @ 4:34 pm In Animals,Architecture,Green Materials,Recycling / Compost | No Comments

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Designer Jean-Sébastien Poncet [1] imagined a multi-use terracotta apartment complex for sheltering urban pigeons [2] and turning their poo into compost. Intended for the French capital, “The Guano de Paris” aims to rehabilitate the birds, collect their droppings and facilitate a peaceful coexistence with citizens.

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Produced in partnership with the Sheet Metal Forézienne, the terracota [3] and steel design collects the birds’ droppings and mixes them with a vermicompost to produce what’s essentially pigeon poo fertilizer. The resulting fertilizer can be used for the green spaces or sold back to citizens, in turn creating a more friendly, social relation between the birds and humans.

Moreover, the designers see these compartments being placed in parks, providing the city with a safe way to manually sterilize eggs and promote a healthier fixed bird [4] population.

+ Jean-Sébastien Poncet [1]

Via Archi Design Club [5]

Photos by Jean-Sébastien Poncet [1]


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[1] Jean-Sébastien Poncet: http://www.jean-sebastienponcet.com/

[2] pigeons: http://inhabitat.com/cohen-van-balen-makes-soap-from-pigeons-poop-using-specially-designed-bacteria/

[3] terracota: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terracotta

[4] bird: http://inhabitat.com/brussels-based-jojo-uses-carrier-pigeons-to-deliver-eco-conscious-sneakers/

[5] Archi Design Club: http://www.archidesignclub.com/magazine/rubriques/amenagement-exterieur/44522-jardins-jardin-le-guano-de-paris.html#.UUFyLjSv2-g.twitter

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