Bamboo “contemplation” exhibition pavilion in Arles (13)
As part of the Rencontres de la photographie 2018 (photography encounters) in the town of Arles, C&E ingénierie joined forces with the Colombian architect, Simon Velez, to design a pavilion with a bearing structure in bamboo.
The structure is 68 metres long, 16 metres wide and 9 metres high and is made up of a set of Guadua bamboo frame arranged according to a 2.5 centre distance assembled by steel framework hoops at variable heights to make it extremely rigid. Everything in this project was new – the use of a material not used in Europe as a structural material, development of assembly methods that limit the amount of drilling and a Colombia-France production method. We were entrusted with all the working drawings and plotting plans prepared on the basis of a BIM model. The constructionsite run by GTM Sud started in April and opened to the general public on 2 July. The preliminary feasibility study was carried out by the Colombian engineer, Andres Gomez Roldan.
- Art work
- Materials and construction systems
- Bamboo, Steel frame
- France, Arles (FR-13)
- Structural design stages, Working and Shop drawings
- Simón Vélez
- Fonds de Dotation Contemplation
- Amount of work
- 800000 M€
- 954 ㎡
- Photo credits
- Baluze, C&E
- Completion date