Successful placemaking with bamboo poles

Bamboo Forest & Huts with Water was an installation and venue for a large public engagement event called the Aqua Metropolis Osaka 2009. Besides seven huts constructed with recycled materials, the centre of installation was an open air bamboo forest that rose out of the plaza located on an urban island. As a successful case of placemaking, the latticework of bamboo poles drew inspiration from the Japanese countryside to encourage visitors to rethink the connection between cities and water. Japanese architect Ryuichi Ashizawa transformed the waterfront with natural materials and traditional construction methods.

Project name

BAMBOO FOREST & HUTS WITH WATER (Aqua metropolis Osaka 2009 Waterfront Bunkaza Cultural Plaza, Japan)

Material

Bamboo

Company

RYUICHI ASHIZAWA ARCHITECTS & associates

Origin of company

Japan