“Bamboo Eye” Pavilion
The INBAR Garden‘s theme is “Bamboo and Rattan for Green Growth”. It is located on the east side of the Expo 2019 International Pavilion, and covers an area of 3100 square metres, including a Pavilion of more than 1000 square metres and an outdoor green landscape area of 2,400 square metres. The Pavilion is constructed using bamboo arches, and the landscape garden stretches up to blanket the roof of the structure, creating an organic, living structure known as the “Bamboo Eye” of the Expo 2019.
The INBAR Pavilion is 54 metres in width and 40 metres in length. Each bamboo arch spans 32 metres and is 9 metres tall. The Pavilion’s truss arch structure makes the construction very light. The bamboo arches of the pavilion will use more than 5,000 Phyllostachys pubescens bamboo culms, each 8cm to 10 cm in diameter and 4 to 6 years old. The main arches are bent and formed by fire baking. A certain process transforms the bamboo to golden yellow, and extends its service life to 30 years, greatly expanding the lifespan of the bamboo construction.
The architect of the INBAR Pavilion is Mauricio Cardenas Laverde, a Colombian-born Italian architect with an established track record of creating innovative, environmentally conscious structures out of bamboo. Mauricio and his team of experienced engineers and designers are bringing the ethos of green and sustainable design to life. Using bamboo instead of wood, they are making full use of China’s natural resources and reducing pressure on forest resources, a concept to which INBAR has always adhered.