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China Students Construction Festival

Wayne Iversen

By Wayne Iversen

Blogmaster

August 2, 2012

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Nanjing University, students from the Architecture and Urban Planning department initiated a China Student Construction Festival. As a key part of the festival, within ten days, two real size temporary houses and one wooden sculpture were built in the center ground of the campus by students from five universities including Nanjing Forestry University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tamkang University, Taiwan, Southeast University with Canadian SPF lumber.

Mr. Zhao Chen, department head of Architecture and Urban Planning said “We decided to use renewable materials to build two sustainable buildings, so wood naturally becomes our first choice.”

These wood houses will be used as event venue for public speeches, a mini trade show and a lounge during the festival days.