The Cola-Bow by Penda, a multicultural design collective based in Vienna, Italy, and Beijing, China, is an impressive pavilion not only for the stunning arcing shape it takes on, but also for what it is made out of. Over 17,000 recycled plastic bottles were used to create the sweeping outdoor structure. Inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo, the design specifically uses this company's plastic bottles.
Now being used as the entrance canopy to the Student Beijing Design Exhibition, the Cola-Bow by Penda was created in joint effort with universities around Beijing and Coca-Cola China. For every ten empty bottles given to the project, citizens were gifted with a full Coca-Cola bottle. The pavilion serves as a statement against plastic pollution.
The Cola-Bow by Penda is Made Up of More Than 7,000 Recycled Bottles
1. Recycled Materials - There is a growing trend of using recycled materials in innovative ways, such as creating stunning pavilions out of plastic bottles.
2. Sustainable Design - The use of recycled plastic bottles to create an outdoor structure demonstrates a trend towards sustainable design practices.
3. Plastic Pollution Awareness - The Cola-Bow pavilion serves as a statement against plastic pollution, highlighting the trend of increasing awareness about environmental issues.
1. Architecture - The architecture industry can explore opportunities to incorporate sustainable design principles by using recycled materials in innovative structures.
2. Beverage - The beverage industry can consider incorporating more sustainable packaging solutions to address the issue of plastic pollution highlighted by the Cola-Bow pavilion.
3. Environmental Activism - The trend of raising awareness about plastic pollution opens up opportunities for the environmental activism industry to promote sustainable practices and inspire change.