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Singapore: Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition - Winners
Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition 1st Place

The objective of this competition is to create an investigation into the design and construction ideas of high-rise or very tall architecture and the dynamic communities within and around them with attention to aesthetics, material, technology, innovation, flexibility, adaptability and sustainability. the design proposal had to have bamboo as the dominant material as this is an investigation into innovative possibilities for bamboo as a material for tall construction design as support or covering (cladding) for such structures. 1st Place: Di Wang, Alexandru Vilcu, Richard Mui (Canada)

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition 1st Place

Design reveals critical, distinctive, high-quality, and innovative analysis of the competition theme with its clarity, quality of the model, very good presentation and beautiful rendering. the material enhances the design and the viewer can almost “feel” the material.

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition 1st Place

The general concept comes from an assumption of vertical urbanism and leads to convincing architectural solution of open spaces, which may be perceived as main avenues, that connect complex functions of the vertical city. the authors analysed structural issues and looked for possible applications of the bamboo in such mega-structures. the result is an interesting re-interpretation of the usual concrete/steel frames using bamboo as a visible alternative to the steel and glass dominated skyscrapers.

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition 1st Place

Concept shows a great combination of strong ideological basis and a pragmatic, well presented architectural solution that is exceptionally sensitive and inspiring. It is a successful implementation with proper relation to the place, good solutions for safety and functionality, great response to the climatic conditions of Singapore with sun protection with bamboo, stack effect, natural cross ventilation, water reuse system, analysis of regeneration of whole building, smart structural concept with good organisation of space. This project exhibits the quality of a real bamboo icon and a landmark for the city of Singapore. 2st Place: Beobyeong Park, DongJun Kim. MinSung Kim, SeungGeun Kwak (South Korea)

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition 2st Place

The concept is the life cycle of bamboo, the series of process that covers bamboo sprout coming out from the underground, bamboo growth, bamboo forest and eventually turning to charcoal.

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition 2st Place

In addition, bamboo sprout, grown bamboo and effects of charcoal are reflected in this program (process). Bamboo has rapid growth potential. It can grow more than 1 m per a day. Because of this surprising growth potential, this study grow bamboo in high-rise buildings and try to find how to use bamboo differently according to the life stage of bamboo.

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition 2st Place

The purpose is to construct sustainable high-rise buildings that activate local economy and enhance competitiveness of a relevant city, with bamboo sprout, bamboo forest and bamboo charcoal, as well as preparing an environment friendly system that considers local circumstance. 3st Place: Miloslav Olejar, Jakub Lenart, Tomas Boros (Canada)

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition 3st Place

The form of the skyscraper is reminiscent of hills where the highest point is placed where the widest floor plan of the property is. This hill creates a certain differentiation between the strict shapes of the skyscrapers, which expresses its material, and conceptual difference. While thinking of the form we clearly refuse all formal shapes and tried to turn towards simplicity even to a primitive natural form. This natural form enables air to flow and at the same time allows for the natural circulation of communication on the contours.

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition 3st Place

This communication ramp curves around the whole skyscraper and connects the individually functioning nodes of the building. There is also another type of communication vertically. These communication cores were always placed in the centre of a certain area; Since the whole form is based on the gradual liberation of the space from the middle into the edge of the building, we decided to lighten the edges of each floor with holes of various sizes and shapes. These holes also enable natural light in the deeper parts of the dispositions.

Singapore Bamboo Skyscraper Competition 3st Place

More stable and thicker construction was placed in the most burdened space. We therefore decided to build a skyscraper from wood based on the same system, which is the most natural for use with this building material. the columns were organised according to their width with the widest columns at the most burdened places while the others narrow leading out to the borders. This principle allowed us to easily organise the whole interior space.

Place: Singapore

2.0/10 (185)