Decoding Regulations: Challenges and Solutions for Bamboo Building in Germany
Decoding Regulations: Challenges and Solutions for Bamboo Building in Germany

Decoding Regulations: Challenges and Solutions for Bamboo Building in Germany

Chris initiated a concept for the construction of a skate park voluntarily, where shading is to be implemented using bamboo. In doing so, he was able to convince not only his city councilors but also the LEADER committee, so that the project is even subsidized by the EU. With this project, Chris wants to show that a bamboo structure can work in public spaces and at the same time, the design of this skate park facility aims to evoke holiday vibes and thus invite people to linger. He describes the difficulties that emerged over 2 years of planning. He will address the regulations in Germany, representing of course the whole of Europe, and show an overview of a possible classification process based on non-standardized and standardized building materials to establish bamboo as a construction material in the future. With his over 20 years of experience as a carpenter and construction manager, Chris demonstrates the impacts that insufficient quality properties and incorrectly executed constructions can have on the image of a building material and ideally wants to build a network to prevent these errors in constructive bamboo construction from the outset.

Design by Atelier Nomadic

Design by Atelier Nomadic

About Christian Wiesbeck:

Chris, originally from Southern Bavaria, learned the trade of carpentry at a young age. His love for wood led him to study wood engineering. During his studies, in 2016, he had the opportunity to work as a construction manager in Zanzibar with Vinc Math. There, he discovered his enthusiasm for the material bamboo. Since then, Chris and Vinc have together realized several projects abroad, and they share a deep friendship.

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