2006 International Bamboo Building Design Competition

Monday, March 06, 2006

"Competition Objectives: This competition has been created to develop new award winning designs for bamboo buildings, raise awareness of the use of certified structural bamboo for building code approved structures, and introduce architects, designers and builders to working with bamboo as a structural material.
Building Design Categories: There are design categories for different types of bamboo buildings, and winners will be chosen in each design category.
Sponsors, Partners and Affiliated Organizations: Bamboo Technologies, currently manufacturing 20 models of certified building code approved bamboo houses, is looking for new award winning designs, and has the capacity to manufacture new designs at its bamboo building factory.
Registration: Open to architects, builders, designers, students anywhere in the world. Registration deadline is December 31, 2006.
Schedule: Submissions by January 15, 2007.
Submissions: Entries are electronic files submitted by ftp or email.
Jury: Juries of experts and notable people are being selected for relevant categories. Events will be planned and announced for winners in January 2007.
Awards: Competition is designed for winners in many categories.• Winning designs may be built by Bamboo Technologies, royalties to designer.• Overall First Prize $5,000. Second Prize $3,000. Third Prize $2,000.• Finalists announced on the competition website and can vote on best designs.• Winning designs will be announced in international publications and media.• Free stay in a bamboo resort house in Maui, Hawaii.• Finalists may be included in upcoming book on bamboo buildings.
FAQ: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the competition.
Research: See our list of bamboo building and design books for reference."

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