International Bamboo Pavilion Design Competition

International Bamboo Pavilion Design Competition

Architecture Competition: International Bamboo Pavilion Design Competition

We encourage you to create the most innovative design for a pavilion to be constructed under the masterful expertise of builder Jorg Stamm during the 5-day hands-on 4th World Bamboo Workshop in Thanh Hoa province, VietNam, 16-20 September, this year. The Objective:  We seek to explore global creativity to realize a contemporary pavilion, one with global appeal, and not one of any particular culture or geography.

The winning design will be in the hands of master builder Jörg Stamm and a team comprised of Peter van Lengen and Martin Mortera. On site in Thanh Tam Bamboo EcoPark, workshop participants will work under Stamm’s direction, alongside each other in teams, to construct a marvelous pavilion that will become a permanent structure within the vast EcoPark.

What exactly is a pavilion? Pavilions can be simple or complicated. They can be part structure, part art installation, part communal experience, and part practical solution to the weather. A pavilion is a flexible architectural open space that invites people to come in and spend time in it. It can be a meditative space, a social place, a dining room, an exhibition hall, a tea house, an amphitheater, a games room, something to come into to get out of the rain, or to seek shelter from the sun. The Thanh Tam Bamboo EcoPark is looking for an extraordinary pavilion to be built by people who love bamboo.

The size limitation of the PAVILION is a maximum quadrant of 6m x 9m, and a maximum height of 5 meters.   

Judges will select the winning design to be engineered and built by a team of workers during the 5 day World Bamboo Workshop in the Thanh Tam Bamboo EcoPark in Thanh Hoa, VietNam.  The completed pavilion will serve as a testimony of global collaboration between sustainable architecture and social citizenship, and the commitment of bamboo for a green future. 

For Competition Information, Rules, and How to Apply, plus more information, please go www.worldbambooworkshop.com 

March 31: Deadline for Competition submissions

June 1:  Jury announces winners

First prize $1,500 USD …and the actual realization of construction on site of the 4th WBW at Thanh Tam EcoPark, led by master builder Jorg Stamm and team.

Second prize $ 750 USD …with photos and descriptions on display at 4th WBW at Thanh Tam EcoPark

Third prize $ 500 USD …with photos and descriptions on display at 4th WBW at Thanh Tam EcoPark

5 consolation prizes $ 100 USD …with photos and descriptions on display at 4th WBW at Thanh Tam EcoPark

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