10 Feb '12, 8pm

Spiraling Bamboo Science Tower To Observe Amazon Rainforest

Spiraling Bamboo Science Tower To Observe Amazon Rainforest

British architectural firm Marks Barfield , known for their treetop walkway at London's Kew Botanical gardens and Europe's first eco-mosque , have now designed a bamboo tower that hopes to become a pioneering research centre in the heart of the Amazon jungle. © Marks Barfield Architects Dezeen provides a few details on this unique bamboo structure: the project will use locally-sourced bamboo to construct a visually-shifting framework from which the circular structure will soar three stories high, connected by a central, spiral staircase. Like a bamboo network, the project will also branch out, complete with six miles of treetop walkways that will allow scientists and visitors to observe the rainforest canopy from above, as unobtrusively as possible. © Marks Barfield Architects The ground floor will be the location of computer labs where rainforest research data can be coll...

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