Bamboo sports hall

Chiangmai Life Architect’s Bamboo Sports Hall in Chiang Mai, Thailand, combines modern organic design, 21st century engineering and a natural material – bamboo.

Chiangmai Life Architects, Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2017
Chiangmai Life Architect’s Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School combines modern organic design, 21st century engineering and a natural material – bamboo. The brief was to build a hall that should be big enough to hold the projected capacity of 300 students, but still smoothly integrates with the previous earthen and bamboo buildings of the school as well as the natural hilly landscape of the area. It should provide modern sports facilities and use only bamboo to maintain the low carbon footprint and the “Green School” mission of Panyaden.

 

The hall covers an area of 782 sqm, and hosts futsal, basketball, volleyball and badminton courts, as well as a stage that can be lifted automatically. The backdrop of the stage is the front wall of a storage room for sports and drama equipment. On both long sides balconies provide space for parents and other visitors to observe sporting events or shows.

Img.10 Chiangmai Life Architects, Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2017
Img.10 Chiangmai Life Architects, Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2017. Photo Markus Roselieb
The design and material enable a cool and pleasant climate all year round through natural ventilation and insulation. At the same time, the exposed bamboo structure is a feast to the eye and an exhibition of masterly handicraft. The innovative structural design is based on newly developed prefabricated bamboo trusses with a span of over 17 meters without steel reinforcements or connections. These trusses were prebuilt on site and lifted into position with the help of a crane.
Img.11 Chiangmai Life Architects, Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2017
Img.11 Chiangmai Life Architects, Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2017. Photo Alberto Cosi

Bamboo Sports Hall for Panyaden International School, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Program: sport center
Architect: Chiangmai Life Architects (CLA) – Markus Roselieb, Tosapon Sittiwong
Engineers: Phuong Nguyen, Esteban Morales Montoya
Client: Panyaden International
Area: 782 sqm
Completion: 2017

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