CHIANGMAI LIFE ARCHITECTS CONSTRUCTS A SPORTS HALL IN THAILAND FROM BAMBOO

Commissioned by the Panyaden international school located in the Chiang Mai province, the project was designed by chiangmai life architects (CLA), a firm who specializes in bamboo and earth architecture. The building is expected to last for at least 50 years. The design is based on the lotus flower that symbolizes both Thailand and Buddhists teachings. The team was asked to build a large hall that will able to accommodate 300 students while blending with its natural surroundings. The brief also called for modern sports facilities and stated that only bamboo could be used to maintain the school’s low carbon footprint.