The Arc at Green School Bali is a remarkable feat of engineering, showcasing the incredible strength and versatility of bamboo. The Arc, an environmentally friendly space to educate while fostering creativity and encouraging ecological responsibility, boasts the largest bamboo arches yet constructed.
This is a demonstration of artistry, technical know how and creativity – charged structural engineering.
“The Arc at Green School Bali enters a new era for organic architecture, with its 19-meter span arches, connected by anticlastic gridshells.” says Elora Hardy, founder of the architecture firm IBUKU who created it in collaboration with Jorg Stamm and Neil Thomas from Atelier One.
Both Jörg and Neil joined the project to help create a state-of-the-art campus in Tulum, a project spearheaded by architect Jules de Laage, a graduate from McGill University, former member of the IBUKU Team and Construction Manager during the creation of The Arc.
Jules deepened his experience leading and teaching the Bamboo U workshops. It was during one of these workshops that he met Francisco Vidal, an enthusiastic bamboo lover who was keen on creating a Green School in his own country. Francisco is in charge of the management, financial planning and onsite coordination.
Jörg Stamm – Bamboo construction specialist and Master carpenter. Jörg was recently named Top Bamboo Pioneer by the World Bamboo Organization.
Neil Thomas/Luis Fernández (Atelier One) – World-class innovation company in the field of light structural engineering.
Maitri Fischer and Mendi Siahandan (Eco Mantra) – Top environmental engineering consultancy. They create eco-friendly environments by integrating sustainable design principles into the development of one-of-a-kind properties.
Orla Brady (Education in Motion) – Group Director, Construction & Design at Education in Motion.
He believes it will foster a new generation of change makers and leaders for sustainability, who are equipped to tackle global issues with compassion and understanding.