A’ Design Award 2013
Silver Award – A’ Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design Category
Green Dot Awards 2010
1st Prize – Other Category
International Design Awards 2010
3rd Prize – Urban Sustainable Design Category
3rd Prize – Rural Sustainable Design Category
Pet-Tree is a vertical eco-planting system with re-used PETs. The design consists of vertical placement of plastic PET bottles in a tree-like geometry. The system uses the water efficiently through the innovative water cycle using drip irrigation, and it does not waste any drip by collecting the rainwater. Pet-Tree provides a vertical and low-cost alternative to today’s greenhouses by providing high-volume farming in the narrow arena for multiple uses, allowing city users to grow organic fruit and vegetables at home. It is thought that the system will provide a new perspective as well as an easy installation, to facilitate plant breeding processes and to achieve economic water use targets that are becoming an increasingly important issue, as well as operational problems affecting today’s costs such as ease of maintenance.