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INFOBOX scheme in Puebla, Mexico uses recycled plastic bottles as main building component

Dellekamp Arquitectos have released designs for a new project in Puebla, Mexico. Part of a larger master plan by Taller de Operciones Ambientales (TOA), the INFOBOX scheme is a modest venue which will encourage Puebla residents to engage with their local environment, namely the Atoyac River.

The project was commissioned by the Government of Puebla as a ‘cataylist to inform’ visitors to the INFOBOX education centre to take care of their natural surroundings and preserve the delicate ecosystems of the Atyoac River.

On their first visit to the project site, the architects noted the vast number of plastic bottles strewn about the vicinity. In a gesture of sustainability, Dellekamp Arquitectos has recycled a large number of these plastic bottles by incorporating them into the walls and exterior facades of their building concept.

Dellekamp Arquitectos explains: “The project aims to provide the city and nature with a place of reconciliation as the first step in reclaiming public space, rehabilitating ecosystems of significant biodiversity, and above all reviving the area. The initiative serves as a means for boosting awareness and community participation by involving and stimulating society as part of the solution.”

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