Solar Shanghai Pavilion Made From Used CD Cases

Solar Shanghai Pavilion Made From Used CD Cases

shanghai-pavillion-cdcases.jpgThe most fascinating structure designed for the Shanghai World Expo 2010 is the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion which uses  recycled materials, particularly thousands of plastic tubes made from used CD cases that glow with light.

The impressive exterior structure is composed of transparent plastic tubes formed into a grid-like matrix. Recycled from used CD cases, the polycarbonate tubes will be able to be recycled again at the end of the building’s life. Multi-colored LED lights will be built into the exterior structure and be computer controlled to change the appearance of the exterior on a whim or based on a computer program.

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