X-shell deployment meets weaving

The pre-fabricated cylinders are assembled on site to form the final pavilion. Three deployable cylinders meet in a node, which requires weaving and connecting their bamboo ribbons to form a stable assembly.  To facilitate this process, a custom-designed labeling system has been adopted that allows connecting individual bamboo slats into the correct pattern. In total, 432 bamboo slats varying in lengths of 1.5 to 4.5 meters are joined with 3mm screws. With a diameter of 10.4 meters and a maximum height of 4.6 meters, the entire structure weighs less than 160 kilograms.