Thursday, January 31, 2013

iGreen

If anyone in China is planning to get rid of their old music collection and discarding their old CDs and DVDs, well they should think twice. Their music collection could now get a second life! MINIWIZ Sustainable Energy Development Ltd recently announced their plans to build the Igreen. It will serve the purpose of an aviation museum featuring a 5D movie theater that will also play the role of the centerpiece to Dream World near Shanghai. At a diameter of 50 meters, iGreen will be one of the largest spherical structures in the world, and it will be constructed using 100% recycled CDs and DVDs. In addition to housing the museum complex, iGreen will create a microclimate allowing tropical plants to grow and flourish. Designed in a way that is will be immune to typhoon-strength gusts, acid rain and UV radiation, the futuristic building is slated to be one of China's most impressive landmarks.


Utilizing and recycling trash is nothing new for the company.MINIWIZ has also been involved in projects such as EcoArk Pavilion in Taipei that relied on Polli-Bricks made of recycled PET plastic. Up-cycling poly carbonate and agricultural waste for iGreen is the newest innovation resulting from the efforts of the organization's engines, architects and chemists. Turning waste and outdated into modern materials, MINIWIZ is on it's way to setting standards for sustainable building.



Expected to be completed in 2015, the iGreen will use cutting-edge recycling technology to turn post-consumer waste into a shining exterior, furniture, ceiling, flooring, and lighting fixtures. Visitors to the sphere will be able to enjoy a 5D flight simulator, coffee shops, and green rooftop. In addition to being environmentally friendly, using recycled materials had the benefit of also being cost-effective.
“Normally extravagant structures like iGreen come at a steep premium. Using up-cycled materials, modularization and speedy construction we were able to make this a commercially viable effort.” said Donald Saga Head of Project Management.


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