The team used tyres, rammed earth, eco-bricks and natural plasters to build the centre. Peter and his team specialise in natural, sustainable building techniques using reclaimed and recycled items like wines bottles, tyres and so much more.
The building at the Helderberg Nature Reserve will be a multi-purpose centre for the City of Cape Town and Cape Nature.
You may be wondering what an eco-brick is, well, it is a 2-litre plastic bottle, filled with cleaned plastics that cannot be recycled. This helps in keeping our water sources and landfills clear from these types of pollution.
“Helderberg Nature Reserve, Cape Town is very close to finished. This building for Cape Nature and the City of Cape Town is built out of tyres, rammed earth, eco-bricks and natural plasters. It is off-grid with solar and the grew and black water recycled. The roof is accessible to the public and will be planted out. Five years since I first became involved with the City of Cape Town and Cape Nature and Its looking beyond gorgeous. Hopefully open before the festive season is in full swing. I am going to leave it there, enjoy the pictures which don’t do justice to just how this building feels in person.” – Peter McIntosh.
Here are a few more images of this emaculate building:
Picture/s: Facebook / Natural Building Collective