Hong Kong's bamboo: Project gives material new purpose

Innovators in Hong Kong are finding different ways to use the flexibility of bamboo in the building industry.

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    Bamboo is synonymous with Hong Kong's ever-growing skyline and has been an integral part of the building industry for centuries.

    However, despite its low cost and eco-friendly nature, local laws were making it irrelevant. But not any more. Now, a group of architects is taking up the challenge to give this sustainable material a new lease of life.

     

    Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke reports from Hong Kong.


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