Experience the "Architects Without Borders" pavilion on the wooden pier at BLOX, which conveys the ideas for a so-called biocenter: a building with toilet and bathing facilities that can provide crucial services in densely packed slums around the world.
A biocentre consists of three basic components: Toilet, gas tank and common room which
each is represented in the pavilion. The toilet is in the center of the pavilion surrounded by white
tiles. The community is represented by the wooden bench on the pier, and the decorated, as well as
green surfaces, it hovers over the rest and envelops the entire pavilion.
The idea with the biocentres is that they should offer important services in densely packed slums in cities around the world and at the same time create a social focal point.
In the ground under the toilets there is a large tank where faeces is collected and,
by means of a natural process, is converted into a flammable gas. This becomes one
waste product refined into a usable resource that can be used in the residents' stoves and for
heating of bathing water in the building. The biocentre thus creates a number of positive systems and
services for slum dwellers that can strengthen them in daily life.
Architects Without Borders has produced the pavilion at BLOX.