Institutional / 2nd Quarter 2024


June 11, 2024

According to the architects, the school wanted this project to completely ‘disrupt’ the existing overwhelming amount of concrete that was covering the entire surface of the outdoor space. The application and use of bamboo here could be said to serve this purpose well.

The entire structure is made from bamboo, with three different species used: Dendrocalamus giganteus for the frames, bundles of Oxytenanthera albocialiata Munro for the curved elements, and Thyrsostachys siamensis for the bracing and roof beams. Using natural materials also helps to reduce the temperature of the area, aside from the ‘jungle gym’ providing extra shading space.

The design weaves itself around the two existing trees on the site into an infinity-shaped structure. Within the structure, the design team articulated a series of games, which, when combined, creates an ‘infinitely’ long obstacle course. The games go in the following order: bamboo jungle; fishing net; monkey bars; swings; Myanmar-style hopscotch; and repeat.


Project Name

Yangon, Myanmar

Completion Date

Site Area
666 square metres

Gross Floor Area
65 square metres

Building Height
4.5 metres

French International School of Yangon

Architecture Firm
Blue Temple

Principal Architect
Raphaël Ascoli

Main Contractor
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Nyan Zay Htet

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