Cola Bow | Penda Architects

Penda a collective based in Vienna and Beijing, created for the 2nd Beijing University Creation Expo that will remain in the future as Beijing Design Week, an installation named Cola-bow. Cola-bow is a public art installation made ​​from more than 17,000 recycled plastic bottles, joined together with a stainless steel grid to form a shape that resembles the logo of Coca-Cola.

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The installation brings us to the problem of pollution, in this case pollution through the plastic we consume every day, only a small portion of this element polluter is recycled, a large part of the plastic consumed remains adrift, a material that takes more than 400 years to disappear.

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In this case, Penda, uses an element such as polluting plastic bottles and gives it a new meaning, as a construction material, to create a cover for the entire structure and thus ensure shelter among the users of the structure.

Arch2o-Cola Bow by Penda (12)

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More than 17,000 bottles were collected in an initiative between several universities in Beijing and Coca-Cola China who exchanged 10 empty bottles for 1 full delivered to a recycling point.

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The whole structure has a shape reminiscent of the logo of the brand, but at the same time, its movement creates a natural flow, impelling us to pass to move forward, but at the same time be aware of all that plastic would drift in our cities, oceans.

By Luis Pina Lopes

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