4th World Bamboo Workshop
World Bamboo Workshop is an event organized by World Bamboo Organization (WBO), with an objective to reveal the traditional use and application of bamboo of a particular place or region of the world and at the same time investigate the scientific, technical and innovative global knowledge available at that particular place.
This time Phu An Bamboo village, winner of the 2010 Equator Prize, located in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam, will be holding this mega event from 16-21 September 2022.
This is the fourth workshop in the series after the first held at Mexico in 2017, second in Peru in 2018 and third in India 2019. The five days event at Phu An Bamboo village, will have lectures, hands-on training, exhibitions, cultural shows, and more on bamboo. Participants from all over the world are expected to join the workshop.
The World Bamboo Workshop —known as WBW—has been a pivotal event for showing the benefits and uses of bamboo. One of the great challenges of our day and future, which will allow us to face the effects of Climate Change, which presents itself as a global problem and manifests itself with greater intensity in developing countries, such as natural disasters, attributed directly or indirectly to human activities, is the rational use of natural resources, local and renewable, on the road to the development of sustainable and resilient societies that contribute to mitigate and adapt to the meteorological process in which we live. We talk about the bamboo and its potential as a renewable resource for the development of its industry in different fields, such as construction and as an ideal alternative in the development of sustainable cities. In this sense, it is important to know the potential of the resource as a cultivable construction material, which allows to extend the concept of SUSTAINABLE beyond structural, social, cultural, economic and environmental issues.
Bamboo is a light material, suitable for quake-resistant structures, with an excellent resistance / weight ratio. It has capacities to dissipate more energy in the deformations of the buildings emphasizing its characteristics of flexibility and elasticity. Its physical, mechanical characteristics, the environmental benefits it offers and the low energy required for its transformation into construction material make bamboo the material of the future, which therefore demands competitive technical and design criteria within the context of architecture and engineering contemporary art. Thus, it is of vital importance to promote, disseminate and provide formative knowledge on the basis of the bamboo resource, its potential, mainly its potential as a construction material, and in turn encourage research. In this context and the concern about the critical situation that many countries in the world are experiencing due to natural phenomena, the World Bamboo Organization and its ambassadors are organized to develop theoretical - practical workshops that provide basic technical knowledge for the use of bamboo in the construction.
The WORLD BAMBOO WORKSHOP is international in nature, with exhibitors and trainers from all over the world, specialists in forestry, management, landscaping, bamboo construction and much more.