Brazil Turns Landfill Into Sprawling Green Landscape

 - Mar 13, 2009
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Brazil was once known as the country that was destroying the rainforest. Now it seems they are trying to rebuild their reputation by pushing renewable energy and sustainable architecture.

The Brazilian government built this sustainable park in Sao Paulo on the site of an old landfill. Using only certified forestry lumber and recycled steel, they turned this brown site into a beautiful green vision of possibility. It is a free-flowing structure that is built like a giant continuous deck.

The architects also used the landfill's old incinerator building to create a sustainability museum. It always does the heart good to see that with a little desire it is possible to undo serious environmental damage and create something beautiful.