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Bamboo for the future: building design competition

International Bamboo Building Design Competition

Bamboo Technologies of Maui has launched the first International Design Competition for Structural Bamboo Buildings.Bamboo is one of the most amazingly versatile and sustainable building materials available and has been used for building structures in tropical areas and is growing in populatrity both in furnishing and finished interior product such as flooring. The competition is open to architects, builders, designers and students anywhere in the world and winning entries will be chosen for manufacture by the world’s premier builder of international building code approved bamboo homes.

The competition develops new award winning designs for bamboo buildings, raises awareness of the use of bamboo for certified tructural building code approved  structures, and introduces architects, designers and builders to working with bamboo as a structural material.

There are design categories for different types of bamboo buildings, and winners will be chosen in each design category, such as family housing, urban buildings, emergency shelters, commercial buildings and even treehouses.

Registration deadline is December 31, 2006.
Winners announced March 15, 2007.

Via Dexigner

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