KPMG-CCTF community centre
Bamboo Community Centre in Rural China Building rural sustainability through international collaboration KPMG China, in partnership with China Children and Teenagers’ Fund (CCTF) and Chengdu Women's Federation, have built an exemplar green community centre in Cifeng Village Sichuan Province of China as part of efforts to renovate the earthquake-devastated poor region and promote the development of the local rural communities. The rural centre is proposed as where villagers seek blessing, inspiration, kindness, enlightenment, well-being and happiness. The architect has made full use of locally sourced materials in building a people-oriented, energy-saving, and environmentally sustainable village. The project’s main construction materials have come from renewable resources - such as reconstituted bamboo, agricultural straw fibre panel wall and recycled timber window. The centre is the world’s first long-span reconstituted bamboo structure. The project has received pro bono manpower, resources and financial support from 30 international and domestic green enterprises, research institutions and government agencies through partnership. The 450 square meter Community Centre was opened on 17 May 2010, and is used for local children’s extracurricular activities and villagers’ vocational training. The project has advanced sustainable rural community development by means of corporate sponsorship, public participation and public-private partnership, and will serve as a paragon for improving sustainable construction, educational, cultural and recreational facilities in rural communities. Building highlights a series of rural green & intelligent strategies. • post & beam reconstituted bamboo construction of 12 metres span • straw and agricultural fibre panel wall • reconstituted bamboo cladding and indoor and outdoor bamboo floor • energy efficient measures such as LED lighting, solatube, recycled timber window • biogas based upon source-separation toilet • advanced communication connectivity and intelligent facilities for rural education • integrate a 2000 year old “the God of Earth Temple` within the design • local food production


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