Bamboo Pavilion 2014

Lead DesignerRocco Yim
ClientRocco Yim
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

The Pavilion is put together using traditional lashing
techniques, and again serves as structure and spatial
delineator at once. The rigidity of the bamboo is
contrasted with the freedom of the design, which reads
as three major planes at ground level, body height, and
the sky, weaving together the natural and man-made
elements of the GARDEN. Curved metal pieces protrude
at the base to offer a seat to park visitors, who are even
encouraged to climb on the sloping surfaces of the
structure itself. Bamboo is an ideal material for poetic
expressions. It is flexible and yet strong; it has an
evocative power born of familiarity, particularly within the
Chinese context; it is a natural product, and yet it
behaves predictably; it can be quickly erected and
disassembled or left standing permanently. The design of
the Pavilion structure effectively unifies the human touch
and the influence of nature in a poetic salute to the most
basic arts of architecture.