Waterloo Architecture wishes to congratulate David Correa and llLab. for the project Bamboo Bamboo, Canopy and Pavilions, winner of ArchDaily's Building of the Year 2021, in the category Small Scale & Installations.
llLab. is a design studio based in Shanghai, Porto, Toronto and Tokyo, led by four partners Hanxiao Liu, Luís Ricardo, David Correa and Taichi Kuma.
At present, large clusters of bamboo cover most of the site, creating structures of mingling pipes and leaves. As a means to coincide with what is already there, the new architecture looked at borrowing the materiality of the bamboo, reconfiguring it to form new space....it aims to augment, albeit very gently, the surrounding bamboo groves and hills.