Stay Tuned, June 10, 2022 Jury announces winners

Meet The Jury

Bamboo for Green Life and Sustainable Development

The World Bamboo Workshop Team and its jury panel would like to thank all participants for their submissions!

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The International Bamboo Pavilion Design Competition explores global creativity to realize a contemporary pavilion, one with global appeal, and not one of any particular culture or geography.

The International Bamboo Design Competition encourages participants to create the most innovative design for a
pavilion to be constructed under the masterful expertise of builder Jorg Stamm and a team comprised of Peter van Lengen and Martin Mortera! 


The 4th WBW International Bamboo Pavilion Design Competition Judging Committee:

• Michel Abadie, Paris, France.

• Hoang Thuc Hao, Hanoi, Viet Nam.

• Le Duc Vuong, Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam.

• Le Van Tam, Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam.

• Nguyen Song Hoan, Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam.

• Nguyen Manh Tuan, Hanoi, Viet Nam.

• Yasmeen Lari, Karachi, Pakistan.

• Nici Long, Sydney, Australia.

• Ma. Lourdes Joy Martinez Onozawa, Cebu, Philippines.

• Assumpta Nnaggenda-Musana, Kampala, Uganda.

• Joerg Stamm, Popayán, Colombia.

• LiFang Tang, Yunlin, Taiwan.

• Wang Wen-Chih, Chiayi, Taiwan.

Following the compiling of the submissions, after 31 March, each Judge will have the opportunity and challenge to review all the design inputs. The entire Judging will be done remotely, electronically. Each Judge will have a set of parameters on how to rate each submission.


The Prizes

First prize $1,500 USD...and the actual realization of construction on site of the 4th WBW at Thanh Tam Bamboo EcoPark, ledby master builder Jorg Stamm and team.

Second prize $ 750 USD...with photos and descriptions on display at 4th WBW at Thanh Tam Bamboo EcoPark

Third prize $ 500 USD...with photos and descriptions on display at 4th WBW at Thanh Tam bamboo EcoPark

5 consolation prizes $ 100 USD...with photos and descriptions on display at 4th WBW at Thanh Tam Bamboo EcoPark



The evaluation process for entries to the 4th WBW International Bamboo Pavilion Design Competition is based on criteria adapted to creative, technical, social, economic,and ecological requirements. These criteria are not comprehensive and not all criteria are applicable to each design. They simply provide an orientation framework and basis for judging, which is complemented by each individual juror’s expertise and professional background.


Each member of the Jury is passionately committed to providing a fair and unbiased evaluation of all entries.The Judging Committee is a selected panel of industry experts from around the world, qualified in recognizing excellence in architecture, eco-design, and sustainability. Their talents and contributions to their respective fields are genuinely aspirational and all jurors are in leading or founder positions with in their organizations.

The judging criteria include the following:

•  Innovation—does the design stand out, provide something new and unique, or supplement/improve upon a previous concept?

•  Aesthetics—artistic value of the form, shape, color, texture, finishing, engineering, material used, etc.

•  Functionality—ease of use, safety and maintenance.

•  Durability—the quality and longevity of the design.

•  Impact—the benefits delivered to the user and/or society by the design.

•  Utility—does the design meet the intended purpose and needs of the user?

•  Ecological compatibility—potential environmental and/or ecological impact

•  Emotional quotient (EQ)—in addition to fulfilling its practical purpose, will the design create a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction?

•  Feasibility of production—how realistic is it, technically and economically, to bring this design to production and use? Consider these issues regarding the design:

  1. Clarity of structural concepts (primary structure is sound and stable, static concepts are distinguished and thought-through)

  2. The bamboo poles are well-dimensioned, and the support distance is reasonably integrated in the design (whatever species and size of poles defined and described by the designer)

  3. Simplicity and elegance reign over complexity and costly designs (strong curves must be heatbent and are expensive, or culms are cut and later reinforced with resins and glass fibers)

  4. Protection by design principles like big boots and big hat (or membranes) reign over sculptural design under weather exposure and protective paints.

  5. “Simple” joinery like dowels, bolts or fish-mouth and rope reigns over technically complex joint-systems (conus joints, steel-plates and laser-cut fittings)



The Judging Committee will use a scoring scale between 1-10 points. Jury members are assigned categories based on their specific backgrounds and design expertise. All projects are viewed and judged randomly and anonymously to ensure unbiased and fair judging.