1401 (10") Engineering Gone Natural. Category 09: Commercial, Public Buildings, Infrastructure
Magda Vitorino & team: Portugal
This team of designers chose to recreate the Department of Civil Engineering building of the Aveiro University on Portugal into a natural wonder, replacing steel and concrete structures with earth and bamboo. There are three elements in their structural solution: column, slab, and façade, all created with bamboo poles and other natural elements.