Bloom Pavilion is a semester project by undergraduate students of St. Joseph’s University of Macau that aims to create reinterpretation of the city’s building  culture through bamboo.  The class sourced material, took training with local bamboo workers and worked on the project from conception to construction.

Courtesy of St. Josephs University

Courtesy of St. Josephs University

Bamboo pavilion  is woven to create trunks and the interstitial spaces have fabric stretched between them. There are three such units and each has an inbuilt hidden sound systems and a computer controlled LED system which comes alive at night.  Two of these are placed on the walkway with and one is inside the lake.

Courtesy of St. Josephs University

Courtesy of St. Josephs University

The visitor can walk in dispersed and may enter upon which he will find sandbags used as seating.The pavilion recreates Macau’s iconic cultural form through vernacular practices and attempts to merge the landscape. Thus achieving  a confluence of land, water and sky .

By Akansha Gupta

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