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17:30 - 19:30 28 May 2013

BAMBOO ARCHITECTURE: From a symbol of poverty to a symbol of sustainability


DPU Room 101 | 34 Tavistock Square (link Map)
Tavistock Square | WC1H 9EZ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Simon Velez, Simón Vélez is a Colombian architect who has gained international renown for his use of bamboo as the main structural material of several buildings and bridges around the world.

This visionary Colombian architect is the most eminent proponent of bamboo as an essential building component. He talks about his work and commitment to convert bamboo from a symbol of poverty into a symbol of sustainability.


Dr Romola Sanyal
+44 (0)20 7679 1111 | r.sanyal@ucl.ac.uk


UCL Development Planning Unit