Pavilyon at Sidney´s SCAF gallery by Vo Trong Nghia


“Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is continuing his bid to make bamboo “the green steel of the 21st century” with this gridded pavilion at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Sydney.

Vo Trong Nghia Architects used treated bamboo rods and plant-filled baskets to create the structure.”


“The aim is to showcase the structural capabilities of bamboo, which has a tensile strength that rivals steel. Nghia has been promoting use of the material for several years, with projects including his Milan Expo 2015 pavilion.”

“It is an extremely fast-growing species of giant grass that grows abundantly, quickly and cheaply in Vietnam, where canes cost as little as a dollar each.”

These ladders were manufactured in Vietnam before being transported to Australia.  A process that involved treating the bamboo in natural waterways for two month, then subjecting it to a month of fire smoke.

The ladders are bound together with string, creating a regular grid that supports a series of woven, rectilinear baskets. These are filled with an assortment of plants and shrubs.
A series of openings invite visitors to walk or crawl amongst the baskets, while transparent plastic provides a sheltering canopy overhead.



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