Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Expo Zaragoza 2008 features extravagant "Botijo" building

...a "botijo” is the best place to keep cool water & funniest way to drink it :)
It is also the nickname of the Citizens’ Initiatives Pavilion building that NGOs such as WWF, Red Cross, Oxfam, etc are preparing for the Expo Zaragoza in 2008.
Ricardo Higueras, the architect responsible for the pavilion explains that domes are very old. In this case it is a concentric dome. The shape chosen comes from the ceramic water jug, from which it takes the temperature regulation system. Have you ever been in a building made of mud?

The building (see above) has a budget of 1.8 million euros...quite expensive for a mud designed to last for three months as it is in a floodable zone...nothing is eternal…

Pd. According to Aminata Traore co-founder of the Social Africa Forum is fake than in Africa there is no water. Water exits and if it is being said that is a scarce resource in Africa is because (they) want to sell it...

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