[The Weaving of Bamboo]

Type: Indoor | Exhibition
Location: Asia World Expo, Hong Kong
Client: Environment Bureau, HKSAR Government
Year: 2018
Area: 530 sm

Continuing our zero-waste efforts for the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government for the third consecutive year, our exhibition booth design for their participation at Eco Expo Asia 2018 revolves around upcycling and reusing old materials as part of the exhibition design, as well as the afterlife of the exhibition display structures. 

The use of bamboo - an environmentally friendly and sustainable building material - is a central theme in our design concept. The heart of the exhibition booth space features an “S-shaped” bamboo spinal structure made with upcycled bamboo which subtly creates sub-spaces for different thematic displays. Bamboo is also transformed into moveable display structure and seating benches in the event space, with most bamboo structures being able to be reused and upcycled in multiple ways after the event. Not only for the physical set-up, bamboo residues are made into recycled paper for the panel graphics. 

A couple of upcycling workshops were held during the Expo period to engage the public in developing the habit of repurposing materials. Selected bamboo would be repurposed into other small-scale and elderly-friendly home accessories, to achieve the goal of zero waste.


Credits:
Collaborator: Breakthrough Art Studio, St. Jame’s Settlement Upcycling Centre, Work Sheet Studio
Photographer: Tai Ngai Lung
One Biters: Alan Cheung, Chloe Cheung, Brenda Hui, Lung Mak, Sarah Mui, Hin Tse, Elizabeth Wan