Shankra Festival, Switzerland
In close collaboration with Natrufied architecture Nomadic Resorts designed and built several bamboo structures for the 2016 and 2017 Shankra Festival in Graubünden, Switzerland. The designs were inspired by giant eagles that landed in the steep valley in the south of the Alps. The temporary bamboo structures comprise DJ stages and side structures surrounding the dance floor in a hexagonal composition. The 14 metre high bamboo ‘wings’ reach out to the sky as echo of the surrounding mountains. All joints were made using simple techniques: With ground drills, the bamboo poles were anchored into the ground. The bamboo joints were simply made with dowels and ropes. These construction techniques provide the structures to be easily dismantled and reused for the future editions of the festival.