Sunday 11 November 2018

Building with Bamboo. Construction project in Hong Kong.

On a visit to Hong Kong last year, we noticed a lot of scaffolding on buildings where they were being repainted and maintained, on looking closer we discovered the scaffolding was made from bamboo and most of it was fairly complex in it's design.

I had no idea bamboo was actually this strong and I'm assuming lighter to use, especially when you see the video below of the construction workers assembling it all. Nylon straps tied into knots 
are used as couplers.

If you're interested in seeing more of the construction projects I've been documenting in Dubai and around the world, then click on the links below:

Week 158 Dubai Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 161 Dubai Dubai Marina 3 years apart.
Week 163 Dubai New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Week 164 Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
Week 166 Dubai Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
Week 167 Coventry Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
Week 168 Dubai New Dubai Metro Station 
Week 169 Dubai The new extension of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
Week 170 Dubai Hotel fire After the Address fire 
Week 171 Dubai Unusual designs The Opus Building
Week 172 Dubai District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
Week 173 Dubai Can I visit the Burj Al Arab
Week 174 Dubai The Almas Tower
Week 175 Dubai The Cayan Tower
Week 176 Toronto The CN Tower
Week 177 Nevada The Paris Hotel 
Week 178 Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate
Week 179 A Wedding Our first child got married
Week 180 Dubai The World's Tallest Tower
Week 181 Dubai and Wales Al Fahidi Fort and Chepstow Castle 
Week 182 Dubai New Metro Station in Al Furjan 
Week 183 Dubai Ski Dubai
Week 184 Another Wedding
Week 185 South Africa Life in a township
Week 186 Austria Ski Jump 
Week 187 Dubai Green Plant Bio Dome 
Week 188 Dubai Update on the Metro Station
Week 189 Dubai My view from the balcony changed in 8 months
Week 190 Greece Just how instagramable is it?
Week 191-192 Dubai Before and After. 3 months out of Dubai
Week 193 Dubai Building a boat in the sky
Week 194 South Africa An African Sunset
Week 195 South Africa Building with boxes Charity work in South Africa
Week 196 Another family wedding and a year of travel
Week 197 Dubai What are they building now? World Trade Centre
Week 198 Monmouth Building work in South Wales
Week 198 Dubai The cladding is going on, on the metro station
Week 199 Dubai They're building on the beaches in Dubai


  1. Wow, that is incredible! Putting it all together looks like a really complex job. I had no idea it would be strong enough to use as scaffolding.

    1. Bamboo is stronger than all wood and 20% when wet

  2. That's amazing - who knew? So many different ways to do things, not just the one we use in the UK.

    1. and it only takes 3 years to grow to that length

  3. That's amazing, I did see a video a few weeks back where in high wind the bamboo is next to useless.

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  4. I had heard of bamboo being used but never seen it! Great video, they're working at such speed. I guess the question is whetehr you can re-use the bamboo after each job? #mysundayphoto

    1. it can only be reused twice then it gets recycled

  5. Amazing video - thanks for the info - I had no idea bamboo was used that way. #mysundayphoto

  6. Goodness this an eye oppener to me, bamboo will never look the same again.

    1. the buildings under renovation looked far prettier than when it's metal poles being used

  7. Oh wow! That is amazing! I didn't know bamboo could be used like that.

  8. Hi Suzanne, that is quite something. I have a face cloth made of bamboo and it's surprisingly soft. Who knew bamboo was so versatile!



  9. Wow! That's amazing! It looks a bit like an art installation as well :)

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