Entrance gate at CLC
The bamboo entrance gate at CLC is important to us as it is the first structure that a client or visitor will see of us. It has to be a landmark structure that is attractive and easily remembered, but also represent our current way of design and level of handicraft. As we have evolved over the years there were several iterations of gates. The gates at CLC should give a sense of arrival at a special destination but of course also be functional and provide protection for the company’s employees and assets.
The current gate at CLC is built with bundled bamboo arches and the doors themselves are designed with black metal frames and bamboo in a simple modern look.
An older version of the gates was designed as a small cluster of trees standing next to each other and touching each other at their crowns. In terms of bamboo architecture, the three supporting pillars of the gate, the big trees reaching for the skies were then connected with arches as the main roof and combining element. To create an uplifting feeling, the big structures were built using a smaller species of bamboo to juxtapose the big design with small construction elements.