The workshop is open to students, professionals or PhD candidates from a variety of backgrounds who find an interest in the agenda of the course, as well as those with a background in architecture, engineering and design.

Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhinoceros 3D and Grasshopper, and Adobe Flow. Though prior knowledge is welcome, all software will be introduced from a level of no prior knowledge.



The following fee per participant, which covers the costs of accommodation as well as food during visits to local workshops is £785, which covers your: Course Fees (£685); Accommodation Contribution (£100); and an additional £60 Visiting Member Fee (£60). Please note that fees do not include transport to/from Myanmar.



We take construction safety extremely seriously. Alcohol is banned during any activity associated with the bamboo construction workshops. If alcohol is found during the workshop hours, we reserve the right to banned any participant from participation in the course.



Please see the below information as a guide and check with your local travel agent or embassy the ability of your citizenship to travel to Myanmar.




You must bring with you a laptop, sketchbooks and relevant software. Other digital equipment such as cameras are also advised.


Clothing and Mosquito Nets

We advise you to bring a mosquito net. For clothing, please bring warm clothes for an alpine climate, and comfortable clothing for a tropical climate, with waterproof clothing and waterproof footwear. It can be cold and could potentially be raining for the entirety of the time we are there with limited space or climate for drying clothes so please bring adequate changes of dry clothes. If you have long hair, please make sure you bring head-wear which can keep your hair clear of machines and you must have heavy footwear to use the machines. No sandals or flip flops will be allowed during bamboo construction.


Provided safety equipment

During the workshop, we will provide a range of work clothing:

  • Hi visibility vest
  • Safety goggles
  • Headwear
  • Work gloves



Like all Visiting Schools we advise you follow the local travel advisories before travelling and obtain comprehensive travel insurance for the duration of the trip that includes repatriation. Your insurance must also cover ‘manual work in hazardous places’ including construction sites engaging in woodworking activities. Remember normal medical facilities are very limited in Myanmar. Ensure your equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.