This zero-carbon sports hall will hold up to 300 students for the Panyaden International School in Thailand.
The zero-carbon nature of the open space might seem obvious because it doesn’t need to be heated or cooled in order to be used as a pavilion. However, the designers took more than that into account. They calculated that the use of bamboo, which grows very quickly and can be harvested without actually killing the entire plant, balances out the carbon emissions from the vehicles and tools used to transport and build the structure.
The architects at Chiangmai Life Construction specialize in structures made from bamboo treated with Borax salts and natural earth. The video below shows the process of building an office.
(Top image by Alberto Cosi via Panyaden International School.)
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