Visitors to this year’s Ecobuild team up with Ken Shuttleworth

Bamboo is famed for its rapid growth, and one of architect Ken Shuttleworth’s contributions to this year’s Ecobuild conference proved that Lego bamboo can grow pretty quickly, too.

Shuttleworth’s Make Architects is working on a project to build a community centre in the Chinese village of Anji that will be modelled on bamboo - the most abundantly available material in the region.

The money raised from those who took part in the Lego construction project at the ExCcel centre will enable the charity China Children & Teenager Fund to build an environmentally sustainable community centre using local resources for the construction.

The Bamboo Village at Ecobuild