Plastic bottle roof shade26. Jul2011
South African designer Heath Nash was invited to produce a public light installation with local Zimbabwean / Hararean artisans as part of the 2011 HIFA Performing Arts Festival. Instead, he decided to build a number of structures to provide shade for people in public spaces in and around Harare using the scrap metal and wood, plastic bottles and cans found in the Harare market.
He demostrated how structures can be build if you acquire the right waste materials and using local resources combined with local craft traditions. The result is not only a colorful and vibrant installation but also a functional one.