the 'bamboo eye' garden pavilion gently rises from the ground in beijing
 

the 'bamboo eye' garden pavilion gently rises from the ground in beijing

in the yanqing district of beijing, studio cardenas conscious design has created a contemporary garden pavilion that showcases the potential of bamboo. designed for international bamboo and rattan organization (INBAR), the structure of bamboo eye melts into the landscape to create one single, curved element. 

the 'bamboo eye' garden pavilion gently rises from the ground in beijing designboom

the pavilion integrates with the landscape

image by pan zhenyu for studio cardenas conscious design

 

 

the client, INBAR, is a multilateral development organization that promotes environmentally sustainable development using bamboo and rattan. with this in mind, the team began the design process by first considering how best to represent the organization. the final building is based on a contemporary interpretation of the traditional garden pavilion by fusing the new intervention into the surrounding greenery. furthermore, the structure, which detaches the garden soil from the ground, is made of natural round pole bamboo in 32-meter span arches: a perfect example of the natural material pushed to it’s maximum performance.

the 'bamboo eye' garden pavilion gently rises from the ground in beijing designboom

INBAR garden pavilion front aerial view

image by pan zhenyu for studio cardenas conscious design

 

 

the ceiling is made of handmade bamboo weaving, a traditional chinese handcraft applied to large-scale buildings. this aims to provide a familiar and welcoming atmosphere for local people. the interiors and finer decoration are also made of bamboo and rattan.

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called the ‘bamboo eye’ due to the reflection of the main façade on the water

image by pan zhenyu for studio cardenas conscious design

 

 

the sustainability strategy of the INBAR garden pavilion is based not only on the use of tangible materials (bamboo, soil, plants, bamboo plants, water, pebbles) but also through the use of intangible materials such as natural light, natural ventilation and acoustic control. with no air conditioning, together with the limited use of artificial light, the design of bamboo eye achieves minimum consumption of non-renewable energy.

the 'bamboo eye' garden pavilion gently rises from the ground in beijing designboom

the building is an example of contemporary architecture using bamboo

image by pan zhenyu for studio cardenas conscious design

the 'bamboo eye' garden pavilion gently rises from the ground in beijing designboom

the green roof is part of the temperature control strategy

image by CBC for studio cardenas conscious design

the 'bamboo eye' garden pavilion gently rises from the ground in beijing designboom

materials, form and proportion were the tools used to design an effective and respectful, contemporary, and sustainable architecture

image by studio cardenas conscious design

the 'bamboo eye' garden pavilion gently rises from the ground in beijing designboom

the project marks the largest bamboo structure in northern china

image by pan zhenyu for studio cardenas conscious design

the 'bamboo eye' garden pavilion gently rises from the ground in beijing designboom

the structure uses more than 5000 natural bamboo poles

image by pan zhenyu for studio cardenas conscious design

 

 

project info:

 

project name: INBAR garden pavilion

location: 2019 beijing international horticultural exposition, yanqing district, beijing, china

client: INBAR – international bamboo and rattan organization

design: studio cardenas conscious design / mauricio cardenas laverde

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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