Bending Blossom

Zhao Zhang*, Henry Pantin, Thomas Wortmann

*Corresponding author for this work

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Bending Blossom provides visitors with the feeling of being in a bamboo forest. The structure takes advantage of bamboo’s elasticity. Bent bamboo poles of the structure transfer horizontal loads and reduce the risk of buckling under vertical loads. A green roof serves as a thermal buffer that provides a comfortable micro-climate with natural ventilation. The bending green roof and bamboo create an elegant form in harmony with nature.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Tracts in Civil Engineering
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-259X
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2603


  • Bamboo
  • Bending-active
  • Gridshell
  • Sustainable design


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