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Multi-use community center makes the most of recycled materials

Multi-use community center mak...
The building was completed earlier this year
The building was completed earlier this year
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Re-ainbow community center was constructed from recycled building materials
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Re-ainbow community center was constructed from recycled building materials
Located near a ruined stadium in a rural area within Vietnam's North Central Coast region, Re-ainbow consists of a small building with three large multicolored corrugated metal roof shelters
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Located near a ruined stadium in a rural area within Vietnam's North Central Coast region, Re-ainbow consists of a small building with three large multicolored corrugated metal roof shelters
According to the firm, the building is designed to withstand heavy storms
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According to the firm, the building is designed to withstand heavy storms
The building was completed earlier this year
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The building was completed earlier this year
It was built using recycled materials which include scaffolding pipes, sheet metal, brick and bathroom ware
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It was built using recycled materials which include scaffolding pipes, sheet metal, brick and bathroom ware
H&P Architects also added some modest but sensible sustainable additions
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H&P Architects also added some modest but sensible sustainable additions
A roof-based solar panel measuring 1.1 x 0.5 m (3.6 x 1.6 ft) produces electricity
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A roof-based solar panel measuring 1.1 x 0.5 m (3.6 x 1.6 ft) produces electricity
A 500 l (132 US gallon) rainwater collection tank is also integrated into the building's roof
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A 500 l (132 US gallon) rainwater collection tank is also integrated into the building's roof
Re-ainbow community center was constructed using recycled building materials
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Re-ainbow community center was constructed using recycled building materials
It is located near a ruined stadium in a rural area within Vietnam's North Central Coast region
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It is located near a ruined stadium in a rural area within Vietnam's North Central Coast region
The outdoor area is used for sports like badminton and volleyball, and also serves as a physical training ground
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The outdoor area is used for sports like badminton and volleyball, and also serves as a physical training ground
Inside, it features a classroom, health station, theater, and public showers and bathroom
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Inside, it features a classroom, health station, theater, and public showers and bathroom
Costs were also reduced by involving local people with the manual labor required
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Costs were also reduced by involving local people with the manual labor required
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With its clever design and use of low-cost materials, the flood-proof Blooming Bamboo house by Vietnam's H&P Architects impressed us back in 2013. project is similarly innovative, Built using recycled materials, the firm's multicolored, multifunctional Re-ainbow community center is similarly innovative.

Located next to a dilapidated stadium in a rural part of Vietnam's North Central Coast region, Re-ainbow consists of a small building and three large multicolored corrugated metal roof shelters. The building includes a classroom, health station, public showers and bathroom, while the covered area serves various purposes, such as theater and meeting space. The surrounding outdoor area is used for sports like badminton and volleyball, and is also used as a physical training ground.

According to H&P Architects, Re-ainbow is designed to withstand heavy storms. It was part-built using recycled and unwanted materials which include scaffolding pipes, sheet metal, brick and bathroom ware. Costs were also kept down by tasking local volunteers with some of the manual labor required.

Costs were also reduced by involving local people with the manual labor required
Costs were also reduced by involving local people with the manual labor required

The firm added some sensible sustainable tech too. A solar panel measuring 1.1 x 0.5 m (3.6 x 1.6 ft) produces electricity and there's also a solar hot water system. A 500 l (132 US gallon) rainwater collection tank is also integrated into the roof, and the building's overall design aims to maximize natural ventilation and lighting.

Re-ainbow was completed this year.

Source: H&P Architects via Arch Daily

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