July 2016, Torún, Poland
water bottle pavilion at Vision festival 2016
900 plastic water bottles turned into architecture in 4 days.
Temporary solution providing space for workshops and public use. We built x-shape components which add up to a complete structure so it can be used several times and at different locations.
Plastic water containers made from PET (Polyethylene-Terephtalate) are mainly used only once. 21% are recycled, 30% are burnt for energy recovery, the rest are landfilled or end up as litter in the natural environment.
AQUAPOLIS is an extension of the life cycle of plastic bottles on a bigger scale. Turning them into architecture demonstrates the potential as building material.
dimensions: 8*5*3 m
material: 5l and 20l PET water bottles
weight: extreme lightweight
construction type: cross-frame/dome
method: twist-lock/cable ties/plastic wrap
project by Jan Körbes and Julius Klimas
inspired by Denis Oudendijk