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NYIT architecture students want to help build a recycling center they designed in Costa Rica, and fund a documentary film about it.
Created by

Tobias Holler

144 backers pledged $10,155 to help bring this project to life.

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Almost there...

Dear Backers,

thanks to the tireless efforts of the construction team in Nosara, the Recycling Center building is almost completed, and we think it looks great. 

At the moment the building is still without electricity, and until power lines are brought to the site from the village, we can't run compactor, shredder, and the water pump. But the Nosara Recycling Association is hard at work to make this final step happen, and is confident that the Center will be operational in a couple of months. 

Our film about the project will only be completed once the building is fully operational, so those of you who have the film in your reward package, please be patient. At this point, we estimate the film to be completed sometime mid 2014. We will certainly be in touch when it's ready...!

Pura Vida!

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MoMA Cut'n'Paste show opening last night

It's hard to believe that our little labor-of-love recycling center in the Costa Rican jungle made it all the way into the Museum of Modern Art! Congrats and thanks to all involved! 

If you are in New York, go see for yourself, until Dec 1, 2013

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sLAB Costa Rica @ MoMA

Dear Backers,

we are happy to let you know that the architectural renderings we created for the Nosara Recycling Center project have been included in a new show at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York titled:

Cut 'n' Paste: From Architectural Assemblage to Collage City
July 10–December 1, 2013

We are very honored and humbled to be included in this show, alongside works by Colin Rowe, Mies van der Rohe, and others. We hope you can join us for the opening on July 10th.

Pura Vida!

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Working in the shade

Dear Backers,

we have some recent construction photos from last week for your viewing pleasure. The project is getting closer and closer to the finish line. Very exciting. Thank you for all your support!

Pura Vida!

more photos here

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Concrete Floor Pouring

Dear Backers,

we are happy to announce a big milestone for the project. The crew is almost done pouring the concrete floor!

more photos at 

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