april, 2020

06apr(apr 6)8:30 am11(apr 11)5:00 pmEvent OverBamboo & Lime Construction Workshop


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Bamboo grows all around the world and is abundant across Southeast Asia. It is the most sustainable material in the world; also it is affordable, easy to work with and has a very low carbon footprint. It is known to be a material of the people and can be used for basic self-construction projects or multi-storied structures with high engineering precision.

Over the years the Auroville Bamboo Centre has aimed at teaching participants how to become experts at working with Bamboo. We offer basic trainings for beginners and offer advanced courses for professionals and enthusiasts working with Bamboo. Students have built bridges, storerooms, showrooms, workshops, houses, public toilets, domes and many fanciful structures using a variety of techniques which integrate bamboo, steel, jute, lime, and earth as their primary components.

At Bamboo Centre you have an opportunity to work and live in a completely  Bamboo styled community, to give you a thorough experience of Bamboo Lifestyle. 

Bamboo & Lime Construction Workshop


  • Learning how to use bamboo as a material.
  • Learning the Tools and Techniques.
  • Interacting with Technicians and Faculties for Problem Solving.
  • Learning to work and design with Bamboo.
  • Complete Hands –On Experience.
  • Learn and work with people all over the world.
  • Learn site work set up 
  • Learn critical theory about Bamboo and its Uses
  • Learn Cutting and joineries
  • Learn Spliting
  • Learn Bending and Straightening


Students will receive knowledge and skills as well as awareness of and practice in utilizing technologies that use bamboo, possibly in combination with other materials, and that help to conserve the environment.To become expert craftsman, confident in manifesting your design and ideas using bamboo as a material.


This workshop is for designing students in particular, but also for anyone who would like to know more about bamboo furniture and to try it in practice. Students, Professionals, Artists, Architects, Designers of all fields and Hobbyist are invited. No previous experience required.

Breaks; Same Schedule Every day of Workshop

8:30 – 09:00               Site Preparation

10:30 – 10: 45             Tea Break

12:30 – 01:30              Lunch Break

03:30 – 03:45              Tea Break

Things to bring for the workshop, (Optional)

(If not, will be available at the Bamboo store)

  • Working Gloves;
  • Loose and comfortable clothes for Site Work;
  • Pair of closed shoes or sandals;
  • Air Mask;
  • Ear plugs;
  • A Cap;
  • Eye Protective Goggles;
  • A Book and a Pen


  • Workshop, Trainings & Materials
  • Stationery
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments during 2 breaks
  • Skill Certificate of Bamboo Craftsmanship


The Bamboo Centre, situated in Auroville was started in 2009 with the intention of developing a space for excellence in Bamboo Research. The Bamboo Centre is a training institute dedicated to teaching about Bamboo as a material and various application of Bamboo. We are of firm belief, as Bamboo is the most sustainable material in the world, it can contribute in solving all the major challenges world is facing today, from global warming to Poverty, from housing crisis to energy scarcity, from Healthy food to Healthy products. Bamboo Centre is inviting students from all over the world and offering various types of workshop all year long. At Bamboo Centre it is possible to learn about Bamboo from farm to finishing, everything. And all the workshop modules are designed with complete hands-on training and experience. All Artists, Architects, Designers and Hobbyist are welcome to the Bamboo Centre to find a training that matches their requirement, Details of workshop and registration is available on our website www.aurovillebamboocentre.org


6 (Monday) 8:30 am - 11 (Saturday) 5:00 pm



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