Indian Pavillion, world Expo 2010 Shanghai
The world's largest bamboo dome of nearly 35m diameter spans the exhibition space for the India pavilion. Comprising of thirty six arched compound ribs, each of six interconnected bamboos and eight horizontal rings are made from Moso Bamboo. A grid of organic herbal medicinal shrubs in trays and solar cells are planted in a tree of life pattern in Copper, rendering a breathing roof cover. Floors are not set in cement and the entire structure can methodically be brought down to maximize reuse. The roof is made in interlocked precast concrete planks while steel pipes are used in foundation. Joints are reinforced with steel bars and cement mortar grout.