FROM BOTTLE AMBITIONS TO GREEN SOLUTION!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Manila Chapter expands its bottle ambitions

Posted by Karl Johnson on Mar 27, 2013

You may remember how last summer, damaging floods in Manila started a movement. We raised seed funding to launch a Manila Chapter, headed by an old colleague known for school buildings made from bottles. He’s recently written us on progress of the Manila Chapter in its first six months.

The bottle theme hasn’t abated an iota – and we’re thrilled to see this construction system engaging the community and end users in a recently opened Center for the Aged, captured very nicely in a 3 minute video.

I. Center for the Aged in Rizal, Laguna opens

Community participation: Association of the Elderly turned over 3,000 used plastic bottles for the walls. 800 glass bottles for the windows
AFH_Manila consulted and contracted the build.
Cost: $13,500 USD:

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE BOTTLE CENTER FOR THE ELDERLY VIDEO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=viPPrY_z95M

You may remember Liter of Light from their innovative use of plastic bottles to disperse daylight in enclosed slum dwellings in Manila.