In collaboration with:
SATO Yuri, HO Po Yu, LI Suk Wun, LEE Cheung Hang, TING Wing.
BAMBOO THEATRE IN HONG KONG
After a photographic research, a collage of the city was created inspired by Constant Nieuwenhuys’ “New Babylon” (see reference below). In the collage a basis of bamboo supports the cityscape, which was also in reality constructed using this material.
CASESTUDIES: HISTORICAL RESEARCH INTO STAIRCASES
DESIGN OF A BAMBOO THEATRE
Ancient stepwell “Chand Baori” as a starting point for the design.
The tradition of bamboo-theatres and the common phenomenon of street artists in Hong Kong focused the project on a stepwell as a gathering space.
Rising seating areas and a stage in the middle to allow street artists
(a common phenomenon in Hong Kong) to perform for larger audiences.
The rainwater collection system was intended to be located under the stage when the open air area is not in use (yellow).
For reasons of better structural understanding the structure was brought to a straight design rather than following a half circle.
This allowed also the development of a modular system (see fig. 1 - 6).
The water collection system lost its importance as a part of the design, so it was left out.
Scalemodels helped to understand
the traditional construction process.
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