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A Bamboo Shelter in a Garbage Dump City
Designed by Gonzalo Raymundo

From: Quezon City, Philippines
Shelter location: Philippines
Date accepted: July 20, 2009

The shelter is located in a garbage dump where scavengers barely survive by collecting and sorting garbage. Made of bamboo, an indigenous material, on a concrete ba se, it is a place of refuge from the afternoon heat or a sudden rainfall. The bamboo wall represents people collectively carrying the roof above, expressing the proverb -- where there is unity there is strength. It is a symbol of sustainability and hope.

A Bamboo Shelter in a Garbage Dump City
A Bamboo Shelter in a Garbage Dump City
A Bamboo Shelter in a Garbage Dump City
A Bamboo Shelter in a Garbage Dump City

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