Katsuhiro Ozawa of Woods Bagot, Laura Cavanna and Vinc Math created a bamboo sculpture for the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture (UABBHK). Titled Pause, the bamboo tunnel encourages people to take a moment out of their busy lives and reflect on themselves. Thin pieces of bamboo have been split and woven together to create a soft cocoon where light and shadow .

The material was chosen primarily because of its structural quality and workability, being lightweight and flexible, yet extremely strong. It also alludes to the traditional bamboo-scaffolding construction techniques often seen around the city. Because it is such a fast growing grass, bamboo can be harvested rapidly and sustainably, the perfect material as the Biennale looks towards 2050 and beyond.

Project Details

Designer: Katsuhiro Ozawa (Woods Bagot), Laura Cavanna, Vinc Math
Location: Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Client:  2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABBHK)
Completed: 2015
Design: 2015


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