Center Island - A Plastic Bottle Island

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Plans to build an island on top of plastic bottles. A presentation on how a plastic bottle island can be built on a Biorock(TM) structure to create a floating Biorock. The idea is to build the island on Koh Tao, the scuba diving paradise in the Gulf of Thailand.

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Center Island : 

Center Island A Plastic Bottle - Biorock Island

The Idea is: : 

The Idea is: To create a Floating Biorock on Plastic Bottles

How do we do that? : 

How do we do that? We build rigid steel compartments Leave access doors in each compartment Fill the compartments with plastic bottles Float & assemble the compartments Add shade netting on top of the compartments Add sand and soil on top of the netting Plant mangroves & palm trees Build a Marine Research Center Build a Classroom

And here is the Plan: : 

And here is the Plan:

And the Size : 

And the Size 123 m2 in total

Am I… : 

Am I…

It has all been done before! : 

It has all been done before!

When asked,Thomas Goreau said: : 

When asked,Thomas Goreau said: “It is very do-able if we have a Rigid Frame and enough Plastic Bottles”

A Floating Biorock : 

A Floating Biorock Built by Chris Brown and Thomas Goreau Funded by the Australian Government

Richie Sowa’s Spiral Island : 

Richie Sowa’s Spiral Island After only 3 Years Built on PLASTIC BOTTLES!

And here is How it Works : 

And here is How it Works +

The Compartments : 

The Compartments =

Assembling the Compartments : 

Assembling the Compartments

Let’s see how to Start! : 

Let’s see how to Start!

Assembling Compartments : 

Assembling Compartments

Assembling Compartments : 

Assembling Compartments

Assembling Compartments : 

Assembling Compartments

Assembling Compartments : 

Assembling Compartments

Assembling Compartments : 

Assembling Compartments

Assembling Compartments : 

Assembling Compartments

Assembling Compartments : 

Assembling Compartments

Assembling Compartments : 

Assembling Compartments

Assembling Compartments : 

Assembling Compartments

Adding Bollards, : 

Adding Bollards,

Soil, Sand and Mangroves : 

Soil, Sand and Mangroves

Plants and Trees : 

Plants and Trees

Add Solar Energy, : 

Add Solar Energy,

Add Solar Energy, : 

Add Solar Energy,

Wind & Wave Power : 

Wind & Wave Power

A Data Collection Center : 

A Data Collection Center

And a Classroom : 

And a Classroom

Add Some Fancy Stuff : 

Add Some Fancy Stuff

& Some Detail Work : 

& Some Detail Work

Building Center Island - Part 1 : 

Building Center Island - Part 1

8 x 12,5 m3 = 100 m34 x 10,0 m3 = 40 m3 : 

8 x 12,5 m3 = 100 m34 x 10,0 m3 = 40 m3 140 m3 Storage Room

Some Extra Strength : 

Some Extra Strength Some Strutting

And then Plastic Bottles! : 

And then Plastic Bottles!

What Do We Need ? : 

What Do We Need ? 720 Meters of Construction Iron a 9mm 260 Meters of Construction Iron a 12mm 21 Rolls of Fence Wire a 20m2 (or more iron) 65 Meters of Water Pipe + 56 Corners (doors) 48’000 Plastic Bottles (4000 Boxes) 130m2 Plastic Netting (Shade Nets) 40 Tons of Sand and Soil Building Material SPONSORS for Electricity Equipment Man- and Women Power, lots of it!

Koh Sun!We Can Do It! : 

Koh Sun!We Can Do It!

Fin : 

Fin Copyright 2009 G.Urben

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