30 Jul '14, 5am

Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

A two-story exhibition space will be positioned at the center of the pavilion, surrounded on all sides by water and framed by 25 bamboo structures of different sizes. The pool around the pavilion is designed to cool the air, creating a comfortable microclimate for visitors. Stepping stones in the pool shaped like lotus leaves will guide visitors towards the entrance, while screen walls around the perimeter will fold back on hot days to bring natural ventilation into the exhibition areas. After the temporary exhibit is over, the bamboo will be dismantled and reused for another project, in keeping with the environmentally conscious theme.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/vo-trong-nghias-vietnam-pavilion-at-...

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