Bamboo Farm Store
Jakob Knudsen, Otis Sloan Brittain, Hannah Wood
SM / JK / LS
Kiondo Mgumi & team
04.2019 - 12.2020
The bamboo farm store is a working building located on an agricultural plot in Tanga region, northern Tanzania. The aim of the farm is to cultivate bamboo for construction uses, including building materials and furniture as an alternative to plastic, concrete and steel. Bamboo can grow in 4-7 years what it would take 30-60 years to grow in timber, locking in carbon, and is also well suited to a hot, tropical climate, making it a very interesting construction material for Sub-Saharan Africa.
The bamboo farm store is designed to house agricultural machinery, including tractors and tools for staff working on the farm. A shipping container encloses a covered store area, with two entrances opening onto the spacious covered store area. The foundation plinth is raised to protect the building from flooding during heavy rains at the farm. The building is painted with red oxide to protect the steel against corrosion.