Thailand’s Bamboo Sports Hall

Panyaden International School’s new 8,417-square-foot sports hall happens to be made entirely from bamboo. The school commissioned Chiangmai Life Architects to construct the center, with a design based on the lotus flower. Inside, it can comfortably fit around 300 people. Elevated balconies allow guests a spectator vantage point. The architects foresee the sports hall to be around for roughly 50 years—and have built it so that it can handle any natural happenstance like strong winds or earthquakes.