The Pride of Taiwan
2010 Taipei International Flora EXPO
Expo period: 2010/11/06 ~ 2011/04/25
2010 Taipei International Flora Expo was inaugurated on November 6 at the Yuanshan Park Area. The flora expo embodies the spirits of “3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)” and “3G (Green Building, Green Energy, Green Transportation).”
Among the 14 exhibition halls, Pavilion of New Fashion (FE EcoArk) is a zero carbon emission architecture built with 152,000 recycled plastic bottles and powered by solar energy.
The Taipei International Flora Exposition’s Pavilion of New Fashion features the “FE EcoARK,” sponsored and operated by the Far Eastern Group. EcoARK is the world’s first house constructed entirely from garbage. Plastic bricks made from 1.5 million recycled PET bottles were used to build EcoARK, and all of the materials used during the research and development, manufacturing, and construction phases were “100% Made in Taiwan.”
While the building is light, it also boasts an extremely solid and stable interior structure. Its construction created seven firsts in the world and four firsts in Taiwan. EcoARK has a light, airy interior due to the use of semi-transparent PET bricks, and its modern, simple design has a unique beauty. The building combines the innate intelligence of the Chinese concept of “oneness of heaven and humanity” with the natural elements of wind, light, and water. Many have compared it to a modern-day Noah’s Ark docked at the harbor of the Taipei Int’l Flora Expo.
Following in the footsteps of the Far Eastern Group, visitors are invited to board the ark and experience this environmental yet fashionable “message in a bottle.”
Adult General Admission NT$300
Seniors Admission Seniors (65 and over with ID) NT$150