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Coca-Cola Crates Upcycled Into A Public Pavilion

Coca-Cola Crates Upcycled Into A Public Pavilion
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Students create a unique seating area that aims to promote sustainability.

Lara Piras
  • 4 february 2014

Architecture, urbanism and research firm BNKR Arquitectura called on a group of architecture students to design and build a structure out of plastic Coca-Cola crates.

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The students built a huge pavilion for a book fair using 5,000 soda crates that had multiple functions, such as a seating area to the cafeteria, an observation platform, a playground for kids and an amphitheater to hold a small lecture or conference. Visitors were encouraged to explore the art piece in any which way they wanted and prompted to think about the importance of sustainability and what it means to them. The structure was created for expo CIHAC, the largest architecture and construction exhibition that takes place in Latin America.

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The “Social Typography” project recycled the Coca-Cola pallets that would have been destined for the trash, and returned them back to the soda company at the end without generating any waste.

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Group leader Esteban Suarez explains, “we wanted to accomplish more than just an aesthetic/ sculptural object that only called for attention. The project served as an example of how we can upcycle and reuse common every day objects, and in a creative way transform them and give them a new use.”

Images: Design Boom

Sources: Design BoomBNKR Arquitectura

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