Reconstituted bamboo as a new structural building material

Boasting the world’s first long-span reconstituted bamboo structure, the KPMG-CCTF Community Centre located in Cifeng Township, in central Sichuan, China was designed to be eco-friendly, people-oriented, seismic-robust, and affordable. For the structure and cladding, bamboo was sourced from local sustainable forest and manufactured in a local factory; for the roof and floor, the panels were made of straw fibre, which was an agricultural by-product, and for the windows, recycled timber was used. The architects at Oval Partnership Ltd. designed this project to drive development in a rural community that had been devastated by an earthquake.

Project name

KPMG-CCTF Community Centre, Mainland China (2010)

Material

Bamboo

Company

the Oval partnership

Origin of company

Mainland China

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