via."> clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Nike's New Shanghai Store Was Constructed from Trash

Images <a href="">via</a>.
Images via.

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Nike just constructed a concept store in Shanghai out of old cans, bottles and other types of refuse. Per the developer, the interiors and fixturing were made of, "5,500 soda cans, 2,000 PET water bottles and 50,000 old CDs and DVDs." It's like something out of Elysium [ed note: don't see it, terrible].

Site Environmental Leader has more astounding details about how the "urban mined" materials were used. The ceiling, composed of origami-like panels, was fabricated from recycled DVDs; the cables you see were made out of recycled water bottles; and the building's joints were made out of recycled cans.

The store was completed at the end of July; see another image after the jump.

· NIKE X158 Hyper Nature [Mini Wiz]
· Nike's Newest Concept Store in Shanghai Built with 100% Trash [Environmental Leader]
· Miley Cyrus Twerked in Nike Sports Bra for Terry Richardson [Racked]
· Gap, Nike CEOs Received Some Serious Salary Bumps [Racked]