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Waste-Pickers Shelter
Designed by Alexander Niño Ruiz

From: Grosuplje, Slovenia
Shelter location: Colombia
Date accepted: August 24, 2009

18,000 families of recyclers collect almost one tenth of the daily waste produced in Bogotá. Paradoxically, many of them are sheltered by the very waste they collect. Four barrel-shaped boxes in corrugated metal solves the equation of serving as a waste container and an easy-to-pull di-cycle for them to work and move. Boxes expand, rendering a shelter coated in reflective paint to become a visible part of urban environment.

Waste-Pickers Shelter
Waste-Pickers Shelter
Waste-Pickers Shelter
Waste-Pickers Shelter

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