Music to our ears: bamboo percussion for everyone to enjoy

In many cultures, musical instruments made of bamboo are common as the hollow centre of bamboo makes it an excellent raw material for making flute. Bamboo is also used for percussion. By hanging bamboo sections and allowing them to be struck by one another, the Bamboo Wind Pavilion staged percussion performances whenever the wind blew. As architect William Lim pondered on the concept of eminent domain, a key debate in urban planning and development, he intended to construct a public good for everyone to enjoy. Bamboo was chosen for its availability and low carbon footprint, and remains to this day one of the best materials to erect temporary structures in Hong Kong.

Project name

Bamboo Wind Pavilion (Asia Society Hong Kong Centre) (2013)

Material

Bamboo

Company

CL3 Architects Limited

Origin of company

Hong Kong

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