Tulum Plastic School - The Moving Image

This award winning proposal for the Tulum Plastic School is designed to be the dynamic gathering point for locals where they find education, meet people and enjoy the arts.

Movable partitions define the spaces in the school - the “moving images”. These partitions, composed of translucent recycled plastic bottles, can create a classroom, an exhibition space or an open-to-all public space.

By putting recycled plastics into important daily use, the building will be an example of the possibilities for recycling. These multiple “moving image” panels will make the building appear as an evolving crystal, while the flexible functions of the facility will maximize its importance to the community.

By using recycled material in a creative, practical and affordable way, the school will show the world what architecture is capable of, and in the process create a local landmark.