ZONA#1 Electric Poles

The first idea to address the safety issues regarding electric poles, was to use car tires in order to build a solid ring around the poles that could be used for other purposes. However, car tires were too hard to cut and transform with the tools available, and we decided to work with the rubber from the inside of car tires. Rubber patches were created for dozens of poles in downtown Maputo.

Electric Poles with electric wires out in the open
Preparing the rubber taken from the inside of old tires
Attaching the rubber patch to the pole with wire
Attaching rubber patches / Patch applied!