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17 Oct 2023

The ArchiBuild Sustainability Pavilion 2024

The Arc of Sustainability: Bridging Innovations and Traditions

The ArchiBuild Sustainability Pavilion 2024 introduces an innovative, visually striking installation that showcases the fusion of traditional materials and state-of-the-art technology.

This structure, a captivating diagonal arc gracefully traversing the walkway of the pavilion, is a visual journey from nature to the future. It begins with one side representing the serene beauty of a bamboo forest. This represents not only the origin of our material but also the sustainable nature of bamboo as a resource.

As you move along the arc, the raw bamboo poles gradually transform into an architectural marvel of global green tag certified material, illustrating the powerful potential of human ingenuity when harmonized with nature. These materials have been curated with the highest standards in mind, possessing the platinum health rating and zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The focal point of the installation is the awe-inspiring waterfall-like cascade of engineered cross-laminated bamboo. With a sturdy base of glued laminated (glulam) structural beams, the arc rises and culminates in a curtain of 5.8 meters long, one-piece sliced to 10 mm bamboo battens. This structure is not just a testament to the strength and versatility of bamboo as a building material but also symbolizes the flow of life, goodness, and beauty, harnessed without causing harm to our biodiversity, our earth, and our environment.

The Arc of Sustainability, in its essence, is more than just a physical structure – it is a metaphorical archway to a better, more sustainable world. The journey across this archway signifies the transition that we, as a society, must make. It’s a transition from harmful practices to embracing a way of life that is not only sustainable but also beautiful and strong. It conveys the message that the path to sustainability is as simple as crossing over this arc, a path laden with innovation, aesthetics, and strength.

This installation serves as a beacon of hope, a testament to mankind’s capacity to innovate sustainably, and a call to action. It shows that we can foster a future where technology and nature coexist, where beauty and strength are not compromised for sustainability, and where the health of our planet is at the forefront of our innovations.

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