Students erect arching bamboo events pavilion in Hong Kong

Bent bamboo poles and translucent fabric make up this curving events pavilion by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, which explores how traditional materials can be combined with digital fabrication.

The ZCB Bamboo Pavilion was created to host a series of events, exhibitions and performances that promote low-carbon living and construction.

The pavilion accompanies a zero-carbon building occupied by the Construction Industry Council in Kowloon Bay, to the north of Hong Kong island.

The structure won Small Project of The Year 2016 at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin earlier this month.

It was built in 2015 as part of a research project led by professor Kristof Crolla, which saw students and researched from The Chinese University of Hong Kong explore ways that the traditional bamboo scaffolding construction could be expanded with digital design.

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