The Bergen International Wood Festival serves some very important purposes. It is a great venue for bringing people from all parts of the world together to display their talents when it comes to the use of wood as it can serve many different purposes. While there has been a great push for using other mediums for home building for example, as well as many other projects, wood still and will always play an important role in the construction of a multitude of projects.
The festival has been running for over five years and has recently completed its 2016 festival. Each year the festival focuses on the theme and this year the theme was “Green Transition”. While there were many in attendance, one of the teams was made up of a group from Canada. This was just one team of 20 that participated. The teams are comprised of a collection of those that have an interest in architecture or design, as a well as artists and many different students.
What makes this festival so highly important is that it pushes the envelope when it comes to the variety of ways that wood can be used and how critically important it is to the environment as a whole including its use for home build projects. Not only does wood form a very important element of a home structure but it is also greatly utilized in many of the internal components that one would find in a home.
The festival certainly brings out the creativity in the participants and creates a great stir of excitement in those that get to view the completed works. Once the projects have been completed by the teams that are participating they remain on view for the next year. This way the city gets to enjoy what participants have worked so hard towards. There are many entities within Bergen that contribute to the success of this festival.
The Canadian participants found it to be a most rewarding experience and came away with a great deal of knowledge and many memories. During the time that they were involved in this festival they spent five days involved in the planning and construction of their projects. They were then able to participate in the many festivities that Bergen had planned for the festival during the evening hours.
This included the ability to take tours and participate in many discussions that certainly focused around the wood venues. Most that have participated in this festival have nothing to say derogatory about it. The designs that are constructed are comprised of creativity with a lot of work and planning and are certainly works of art that are proudly showing as the result of the festival.
The festival is not only appealing for what one can utilize as a way of displaying their talents but also gives them an opportunity to attend meetings and conferences that broadens their spectrum in regards to this viable medium that they are working with. At the same time they get to enjoy much of the history and environment that is found in Bergen. Overall it provides a trip to be remembered to all those that take it, and not only for those that participate but for those from around the world that go just to be viewers of the astounding constructions that are completed by the participating teams.
When one sees the capabilities that are present with the use of wood it serves to build their confidence in this material when it comes to personal and home use. It makes one think twice about alternate materials when there is something that is proven to be most workable already in existence.