Recognition & Credits
2016-2017 Architectural Education Design-Build Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Elizabeth Golden and Ray Villanueva, University of Washington, Seattle USA
Victor Vicente "Dean" G. Sinco, Paul Marin, Zurich Guia, Foundation University, Dumaguete, Philippines
Bamboo Construction Training and Assistance
Bambus Collabo and Rene Armogenia, Architect
University of Washington - Riva Black, Buddy Burkhalter, Claudia Gonzalez, Sierra Morin, Khue Nguyen, Keegan Raleigh, Lipeipei Sun, Melanie Wicklund, Bingjing Yang, Kejia Zhang
Foundation University - Harriette Abilla, Kerr Arvin Bambo, Gean Michael Von Libetario, Michael Jeff Ponce, Kevin Silorio, Neil Jude Valencia, Vincent Villaruz
© Hersley-Ven Casero, Phil Prins, Ana Marie Balucan/Entheos IT
As part of a public-private initiative to boost food tourism on the island of Negros Oriental in the Philippines, the Food Trip market structure gives the center of Valencia a distinctly local identity.
The first phase of the market was constructed during the Philippines Bamboo Workshop, a four-week study-abroad program that introduces bamboo construction as a contemporary building craft and as a medium for connecting architecture students studying at the University of Washington in the US and Foundation University in the Philippines.
In preparation for construction, the students completed a series of workshops at Bambus Collabo, a 2.3-hectare bamboo farm and work collective, which hosts a bamboo nursery and studio for producing furniture and other handicrafts made from the plant. There, students learned about bamboo growth, care and harvesting from craftsmen, who also demonstrated joinery and lashing techniques.
Teams, consisting of students from both universities, developed proposals for the market structure. The teams presented their proposals to city officials and the market vendors, and a preferred scheme was selected from the group.
The ‘Bamboo Basket’ scheme was selected for its practicality as well as its contemporary take on traditional bamboo construction. In response to interviews with the food vendors, the students proposed a continuous roof structure requiring a minimum number of vertical supports. The structure consists of five 7.6 by 6.7 meter (25 by 22 foot) bays, constructed from spliced bamboo poles covered with split bamboo lath and nipa palm leaf thatching.
The visiting team from UW completed the construction of phase one with the guidance of artisans from Bambus Collabo.