Under the strategic goals of "carbon peak" and "carbon neutrality", vigorously promoting the research and development and application of low-carbon biomass building materials such as bamboo and wood is one of the key measures for the construction industry to achieve the "dual carbon" goal.
Bamboo is a fast-mature and renewable biomass material, and rich bamboo forest resources exist in many parts of the world, particularly many developing countries. Significant research progress has been made in recent two decades in developing bamboo based engineering materials and structures. In order to reflect such research and industrial advancements, the "First International Competition on Modern Bamboo Structure Building Design" is planned.
The purpose of this design competition is to enhance college students’ knowledge and understanding of the architectural characteristics of engineered bamboo and modern bamboo structures, and encourage their innovation motivation to use engineered bamboo for creative design. The organizers highly expect students from all over the world to "create healthy, comfortable and beautiful buildings with bio-based, eco-friendly materials and technologies, through advanced and rational design".
Prof. Xiao, Y., Zhejiang University, China
Mr. Dang, W.J., China Wood Protection Industry Association, China
Prof. Shan, B., Hainan University, China
A. Prof. Chen G., Nanjing Forestry University, China
A. Prof. Chen S., Zhejiang University, China
A. Prof. Fan, Y.L., China South University of Forestry and Technology
A. Prof. Demartino, C., Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Joint Institute, China
A. Prof. Hu, J., Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Joint Institute, China
A. Prof. Li, B.B., Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Joint Institute, China
Prof. Li, Y.Y., South China Agriculture University, China
A. Prof. Li, Z., Zhejiang University, China
A. Prof. Liu, W, Beijing Forestry University, China
Mr. Ma, J., Zhejiang Provincial Design Institute, Lt.d., China;
A. Prof. Narazaki, Y., Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Joint Institute, China
Prof. Wang, H.R., Zhejiang University, China
Dr. Wang, R., Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Joint Institute, China
Dr. Wen, J., Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Joint Institute, China
A. Prof. Xu, J., Nanjing Tech University, China
Prof. Yang, R.Z., Changsha University, China
Dr. Zhou, Q., Research Institute, China Construction Fifth Bureau, Co.
A. Prof. Zhu, T., Zhejiang University-University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Joint Institute, China
Reconstruction of old villages is an important part of the rural revitalization and beautiful countryside development. This design competition is based on the transformation of a village located in the east coastal region of Zhejiang Province, China. The village is halfway up the mountain, with insufficient sunlight and inconvenient transportation. Most of the villagers migrated to cities to earn living, and only a few elders live in their dilapidated old houses and farm in small pieces of leftover farmland.
To promote carbon-neutral construction, the local government plans to use the abundant local bamboo resources and relatively mature engineered bamboo and wood building technologies to build residential houses for the villagers. This also helps developing tourism to encourage villagers, especially young villagers, to return to their hometowns to start businesses, rebuilding a beautiful village that is livable and workable. With this as a background, the topic of this competition is designed as follows:
As shown in the figure below (the photos of the site will be updated and provided), the competition is to design a building in the red marked area of lot size of square meters. The residential building should occupy no more than .
The building should be two-story, with each floor in height. The main function of the building is to serve as the residence of a family of a couple with two to three underage children. The total floor area should not exceed , including bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, etc. (indoor garage, etc. can be neglected).
The main structure should be designed using engineered bamboo (processed round bamboo can also be included), with main or auxiliary connections made by steel etc. Building and structural design can refer to existing relevant regulations, standards and scientific research results (a list of suggested references will be provided) of engineered bamboo, or refer to relevant standards for timber materials and structures. Other filling and decoration should be mainly based on biomass, low-carbon and environmentally friendly materials. The proportion of biomass materials in structural and decoration materials is one of the assessment indicators. An overall and energy saving system should be designed considering the use of renewable energy. Drinking water is provided by a existing small rural water station, however independent sewage discharge and treatment systems (such as septic tanks, etc.) need to be designed and configured, and rainwater collection systems can be set up.
In addition to architectural and structural design plans, the competition team is encouraged to consider and put forward suggestions that can guide a simple and low-carbon lifestyle.
The winning works will have the opportunity to participate in the implementation of the HJ Village Reconstruction Project (specifically, it will be determined separately according to the progress of the project by the organizer).
The list of winners is expected to be released on May 1, 2022. The organizer decides the design plan for the implementation of the construction according to the actual situation.
The team members must be full-time college students (including graduate students) at the time of submission. The teams can be formed across regions and schools. It is highly encouraged to form cross-disciplinary teams from architecture, structure and environmental engineering, etc.
Sign up the competition as an individual or in a group, with no more than 5 students in each group (instructors not included). The organizing committee will issue certificates of honor to the instructors.
Mr. Shengwei Qi，CROSS Research Center，CIRCLE Research Center of Zhejiang University-University of Illinois Joint Institute，
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