As its name suggests, Penda’s fantastic plastic arch was designed for Coca-Cola China (unfortunately and ironically). The creative studio collected used bottles from universities around Beijing to make the amazing shelter. To get most of their bottles, students swapped a full Coke bottle for 10 empty ones, reaching more than 17,000 bottles in the end. As it turns out, the project was a great way to reclaim plastic waste—and for Coke, an effective way to promote their sugar-filled drink.
The Cola-Bow is made from a steel structure with PET bottles inserted in the gaps of mesh. In addition to turning trash into treasure, the sculptural art piece has become a great spot for meeting friends and playing kids both day and night. The Cola-Bow is part of the 2nd Beijing University Creation Expo and will remain standing through Beijing Design Week, held from September 26th to the 3rd of October.
Via Plataforma Arquitectura
Photos by Penda