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  5. Chiangmai Life Construction
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  7. Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School / Chiangmai Life Construction

Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School / Chiangmai Life Construction

  • 22:00 - 7 August, 2017
Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School / Chiangmai Life Construction
Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School / Chiangmai Life Construction, © Alberto Cosi
© Alberto Cosi

© Markus Roselieb © Markus Roselieb © Alberto Cosi © Markus Roselieb +29

  • Engineers

    Phuong Nguyen, Esteban Morales Montoya
  • Client

    Panyaden International School
  • Budget

    USD 300,000
  • Carbon Footprint

    Zero
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© Markus Roselieb
© Markus Roselieb

From the architect. Chiangmai Life Architect’s Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School combines modern organic design, 21st century engineering and a natural material – bamboo.

© Alberto Cosi
© Alberto Cosi

The design was based on the lotus flower as Panyaden International School is in Thailand and uses Buddhist teachings to infuse values into its academic curriculum and teach the underlying mechanisms of the human mind.

© Markus Roselieb
© Markus Roselieb

The brief was to build a hall that should be big enough to hold the projected capacity of 300 students, but still smoothly integrates with the previous earthen and bamboo buildings of the school as well as the natural hilly landscape of the area. It should provide modern sports facilities and use only bamboo to maintain the low carbon footprint and the “Green School” mission of Panyaden.

Main Floor Plan
Main Floor Plan

The hall covers an area of 782 sqm, and hosts futsal, basketball, volleyball and badminton courts, as well as a stage that can be lifted automatically. The backdrop of the stage is the front wall of a storage room for sports and drama equipment. On both long sides balconies provide space for parents and other visitors to observe sporting events or shows.

© Alberto Cosi
© Alberto Cosi

The design and material enable a cool and pleasant climate all year round through natural ventilation and insulation. At the same time, the exposed bamboo structure is a feast to the eye and an exhibition of masterly handicraft.

© Alberto Cosi
© Alberto Cosi

The hall was designed with the help of 2 independent engineers to modern safety standards of loads, shear forces etc. to withstand the local high-speed winds, earthquakes and all other natural forces.

3d Model 01
3d Model 01
3d Model 04
3d Model 04

The innovative structural design is based on newly developed prefabricated bamboo trusses with a span of over 17 meters without steel reinforcements or connections. These trusses were prebuilt on site and lifted into position with the help of a crane.

© Alberto Cosi
© Alberto Cosi

Panyaden’s Sports Hall’s carbon footprint is zero. The bamboo used absorbed carbon to a much higher extent than the carbon emitted during treatment, transport and construction.

Section
Section

The bamboo was all well selected for age and treated with borax salt. No toxic chemicals were involved in the treatment process. The life span of the bamboo hall is expected to be at least 50 years.

© Markus Roselieb
© Markus Roselieb
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School / Chiangmai Life Construction" 07 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/877165/bamboo-sports-hall-for-panyaden-international-school-chiangmai-life-construction/>
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竹材料的大跨结构应用:Panyaden 国际学校体育馆 / Chiangmai Life Construction