camboo bamboo competition

Camboo Bamboo Landmark Design Challenge

Submission: 17 March 2017
Registration: 03 March 2017
Language: English
Location: Cambodia
Prizes: 1st Prize: winning design will be build + 9 Honorable Mentions
Type: Open


Building Trust international have just announced their 7th international design competition which seeks to find an innovative design proposal for a landmark pavilion structure made from bamboo. The bamboo piece will be the centre of a Bamboo Festival Building Trust are hosting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this March. The competition challenges architects, designers and engineers to provide a design solution which has the chance to shape the future of building with bamboo globally.

Contestants should consider the versatility of bamboo as a building material, how design and construction of the proposal can stimulate the local economy, use of the pavilion during the festival and overall aesthetics. Building Trust international will work alongside competition partners, local government and the winning team to build the winning pavilion design.

This is an open International competition hosted by Building Trust International to encourage wider appreciation of bamboo and its use in construction. The goal is to generate progressive contemporary design ideas that Building Trust international and sponsors can actively work towards. Please see the terms and conditions on the Building Trust International website for full details and guidelines on the competition structure and governance.


Early-bird Registration : £25 (16th Jan – 22nd Jan)

Advance Registration : £50 (23rd Jan – 5th Feb)

Final Registration: £75 (6th Feb – 3rd March)

Closing date for all submissions – 17th March 2017

Entrants may register by E.mailing Building Trust International at; competitions@buildingtrustinternational.org receiving a unique entry number and then proceeding with appropriate payment.

All proceeds will go directly to funding this and other Building Trust international humanitarian architecture projects.


1st prize: We will build the winning design as the centre piece to the CAMBOO: 2017 bamboo festival

– There will also be 9 honourable mentions.


Submission of entries must be in one PDF document in A2 landscape format (594x420mm). All images contained should be 300dpi The completed PDF should be sent to: competitions@buildingtrustinternational.org

Subject of email: Subject of the email must be your unique registration number.

Presentation panels : You may use 1 sheet at A2 format this should be horizontal (landscape.) You must create a PDF please do not send raw files.

File Name: The PDF file name must correspond to your unique registration number. (Example: CB0001.pdf where CB0001 represents your unique registration number assigned and sent to you by Building Trust International after a successful registration.)

Text file: Any text contained on the boards should also be sent as a separate text file in word format and saved with same name as PDF ie. CB0001.doc

Please note entries that do not follow the submission guidelines may not be fully entered.


The presentation technique is open and at the discretion of the entrant. However, it is recommended that your submission includes any of the following information which will help express the main concept of the design:

Sketches, perspectives or renders representing your design in use, Plans, Sections, Elevations. Any additional diagrams showing how the elements are arranged or materials are used.

The presentation should clearly document the proposed design as well as the approach to the project. Ideas regarding organisation, additional materials, treatment of the location and the design should be included when considered relevant. This will be used to make rough cost estimates and test the ‘buildability’ of any winning design chosen.

The total area of the project should be included in a part of the image. Any other textual or numerical description should be expressed in English only and it should be incorporated into the graphical presentation of the project.

Go to the competition’s website