Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Thailand's Beer Bottle Temple




beer bottle temple

The unusual Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew Temple — colloquially known as The Million Bottle Temple 
— in Thailand is made entirely out of beer bottles. To create this ambitious project, Buddhist
monks from the Khun Han district of Sisaket province collected an estimated million and a half
bottles. The steps, the walls, the columns, all of it is made out of bottles held together with mortar.

The resident Buddhist monks at the Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew complex encourage local authorities

to deposit any used bottles at the temple which they then use to build new structures. 

Interestingly, in 1963 Alfred Heineken created a rectangular beer bottle that could also function as
a brick to build houses in impoverished countries.
It was called the Heineken World Bottle
(WOBO). The product, however, never made it to market.
 


What a creative, unconventional way of upcycling and to looking at things.

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