During June 10-11, 2017, the Tongji International Construction Festival was held in Tongji University, Shanghai, China. The theme is World of Polypropylene corrugated Plastic.
This festival was started from 2007. In previous, the material they use are cardboard, the defect is easy to damage in the rain, especially it is rainy in Shanghai June, so from last year, they changed the material to hollow structure polypropylene plastic sheet. This material has strong waterproof / rainproof performance. And this year, on the first day of the festival, the rain comes to test the material. Though the Tongji University provide indoor place for the students constructing, also some teams work outside, they combine their creation with the water, some bring wonderful effect.
△some teams work in the rain outside
△the product of Austria student, it likes a small church in the quite space after rain
With total 62 teams, about 500 teachers and students, composited from all freshman of Architecture and Urban Planning College Tongji University, some Tongji students of other Colleges, and Architectural college representative team from 15 inland University and 11 foreign Architectural University.
This is a challenging inspiring game. Each team required to finish one building (around 8 m2) by using 30 pieces 5mm thick 1.8×1.8m white Polypropylene Plastic sheets with 300 sets nylon nodes within 8 hours.
Each plastic building should design a clear entrance facing the main street- to create frontage. Interior space of individual building is required to show “public” and “private” relationships. Building space, building structure and building enclosure should be integrated; a clear and logical relationship should be formed between its fundamental building blocks and overall structural form.
Because of the good bending and plastic performance of the pp corrugated plastic, it provides more possibility for the students to design more creative structure and space.
The Tongji Construction Festival also becomes a public Fiesta, every year with many citizens come to visit. who also be inspired and moved by the innovation and arts.
As the Polypropylene corrugated plastic sheets supplier, we are also pleasant to see this material used so well under those talented brain and delicate hands.
They understand well about the material property.
— Above several works are all trying to present the bending capacity of the PP corrugated plastic sheet
–this structure shows the strength of the pp plastic material