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Taichung Cultural Center proposal calls for 1,620 recycled shipping containers  January 24, 2014 – 05:08 pm
LOT-EK's proposal calls for the use of 1, 620 recycled shipping containers as a building ma... New York-based architectural company LOT-EK has unveiled its proposal for the Taiwan Taichung City Cultural Center. The concept comprises a public library and fine arts museum, both of which feature sustainable tech in the form of solar panels, water recycling, and green roofs. The project is to be constructed using 1, 620 recycled shipping containers as a primary building material. .. Continue Reading Taichung Cultural Center proposal calls for 1, 620 recycled shipping containers
Section: Architecture
Tags: Museum, Shipping Container, Sustainable
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I saw this program on the discovery channel

And it had a building here in NYC that was a "green building" and conserved energy and was made of recycled materials.
does anyone know where it is?

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