Design-Build / Workshop / University    –  BTU, 2019

BAMBOO FOR BAGAN

Myanmar's world heritage site Bagan offers numerous fabulous temples, stupas and historic structures to visit. To climb these buildings to watch the sunrise and sunset has become a popular experience for tourists. To protect the structures climbing is not allowed anymore, but the desire for stunning viewpoints remains. Therefore the research project Studio Bagan was initiated, which in a further step asked for ideas, concepts and constructive solutions. 

The Design-Build project Bamboo for Bagan took up this challenge and developed several concepts from which two were build in scale 1:2. Learning about bamboo, the possibilities and the constraints of the material and the manufacturing were part of the research. The  prototypes were build on Campus and exhibited to experience the design and the durability of the construction.