A case study in bamboo construction education: The experience of the Sino-Italian “bamboo pavilion contest-A contest for a pavilion in bamboo technology”
WithA. De Capua, M. Tornatora, C. Demartino, Z. Li, Y. Xiao
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This manuscript summarizes the experience of the Sino-Italian “Bamboo #Pavillon Contest_A contest for a Pavilion in Bamboo Technology” held between the Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (Italy) and the College of Civil Engineering of Nanjing Tech University (China) in 2018. The contest for the pavilion to be realized with bamboo technology was divided into three phases. The first one was aimed at identifying the best project idea among those presented from students of Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria. The second phase was comprised of both the technical design and the construction of the bamboo pavilion by the students of Nanjing Tech University. The last phase consisted in the closing ceremony of the contest held at the Zhejiang University - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Institute. Particularly, the goal was the design of a temporary exhibition pavilion to be realized with bamboo structures, such as GluBam, an eco-sustainable building material also light and flexible but solid and resistant. The bamboo pavilion was realized and completed during the summer of 2018 and now it is a good example of a temporary structure made of engineered bamboo.