llLAB. project “Bamboo Bamboo” wins ArchDaily’s 2021 Small Scale & Installations award & Dezeen's 2021 Small building of the year


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.

Bamboo Bamboo installation GUILIN, CHINA
Bamboo Bamboo, Canopy and Pavilions / IILab, GUILIN, CHINA

Waterloo Architecture wishes to congratulate David Correa and llLab. for the project Bamboo Bamboo, Canopy and Pavilionswinner of ArchDaily's Building of the Year 2021 (Small Scale & Installations), Dezeen's 2021 Small Building of the Year, The Plans 2021 Award for Special Projects, and the Golden Trezzini Award for Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility. The project is praised for making innovative use of Bamboo in a precious landscape and is featured in CNN’s gallery 'Asia's amazing bamboo buildings show the possibilities of sustainable architecture'.


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.