Much ado about bamboo

Updated: 2015-12-03 08:06

By Deng Zhangyu(China Daily)

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Much ado about bamboo

China's pavilion at the Milan Expo, featuring a floating bamboo roof, wins an eco-friendly award from the expo's organizers. Photos provided to China Daily

Qingdao will get a reconstruction of a Chinese trade pavilion that made waves in Milan, Deng Zhangyu reports.

For the past six months, Lyu Zhidao says he has worked 20 hours a day, devoting himself to one project-China's Milan Expo pavilion.

The modern structure with a wavy roof made up of hundreds of bamboo panels attracted about 1 million visitors in October alone, the last month it was open to the public, in Italy.

Lyu, who led his team in building and running the pavilion, is now busy recycling it and helping rebuild a similar structure in Qingdao in East China's Shandong province.

The structure of the pavilion earned it an eco-friendly and energy-saving award from the Milan Expo organizers.

More than half of the material used in making the pavilion can be reused, says Lyu, president of Unique Culture and Creativity Industry Group, a Beijing-based private company that provides construction services to the cultural industry.

The company also collaborates with foreign businesses.

The 43-year-old is proud of his "once-in-a-lifetime" project, he says.

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