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Binh Duong School / Vo Trong Nghia Co., ltd.

  • 01:00 - 16 January, 2012
Binh Duong School / Vo Trong Nghia Co., ltd.
Binh Duong School / Vo Trong Nghia Co., ltd., © Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki +17

From the architect. Binh Duong, a new city which is 30 minutes away from Ho Chi Minh City, has a typical tropical climate all year round. The site is located in the middle of a flourishing forest with a wide variety of green and fruits, running rampant. This is where folks spending their time under the shade of trees. To pursuit a beautiful life, people are in harmony with the nature, making the border between the inside and the outside ambiguously. From the very first impression of the site, we tried to embed the building into the site by delivering this Vietnam-oriented generous spirit of natural land into the school design, which will eventually have 800 students.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The building is located in 5300 square meters abundant land, consisting of a maximum height of five levels, with the intention of being surrounded by the height of the forest around. Pre cast concrete louvers and pattern walls are used for envelop of the building. These shading devices generate semi-outside space, these open circumstances avoiding direct sunlight as well as acting like a natural ventilation system for the corridor space. All the classrooms are connected by this semi-open space, where teachers and students chatting, communicating and appreciating nature.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

We designed the school as a continuous volume in order not to disturb any school activities. This fluidity concept is inspired by the endless raining of the typical tropical climate, where raining season lasts from May to November each year.

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This continuous volume has a gentle slope surrounding the two courtyards as a geographical hill, lessens the aggressive height between the building and the peaceful site.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki

The school is designed as an S shape, connected to the ground at one end, curving around two courtyards with two different characteristics. Front yard is used for public space, serving for formal events such as meetings of the school. Backyard is more private, where students spend their personal time.Teacher rooms; gym, laboratory and library are located around the front yard, while common students' classrooms are arranged around the back yard. The open space flows throughout the circulation to help teachers and students enjoy various activities of the two courtyards with rich natural surroundings.

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Thus, we intended this school to be borderless between the school activity and surrounding nature and also not to destroy the current abundant forest as much as possible. In this open school, students enjoy their life learning the generous spirits of nature. This is our alternative proposal for school design in Vietnam.

© Hiroyuki Oki
© Hiroyuki Oki
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Binh Duong School / Vo Trong Nghia Co., ltd." 16 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/199688/binh-duong-school-vo-trong-nghia/>
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XuanDu · October 14, 2012

i proud of him, a vietnames man.

? · June 16, 2012

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element · April 13, 2012

It is very simple, seem like we can make it easily. But very clear and beautiful. i love it. I want to see roof pictures too. Please update!!!

Arch · April 08, 2012

Very nice, it looks low cost!

Tuan anh · April 05, 2012

Hope every school in Vietnam like this, I love this school

Anduy Do · April 04, 2012

Looks like 8 House by BIG

Kokoro · April 04, 2012

Wow. Mr. Vo Trnog Nghai, not only bamboo, you do great job with concrete. It is very nice! Congra!

Anduy Do · April 04, 2012 04:51 PM

Is scrolling up to copy his name too hard for you?

David · April 04, 2012

Very simple and clear!

PKT PKT · April 02, 2012

what's the point of going up the roof?

Déon Lieu · April 02, 2012

I like how it looks quite Vietnamese. Binh Duong School / Vo Trong Nghia + Shunri Nishizawa + Daisuke Sanuki http://t.co/uuze7UGe

Willemien Bosch · February 18, 2012

Great school design in Binh Duong #Newtown by #vietnam architect Vo Trong Nghia
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Thái Linh · January 18, 2012

Location in Binh D??ng City, Viet Nam, not Ho Chi Minh City.

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Alfredo J. Martiz J. · January 17, 2012

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egydesign · January 17, 2012

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Jason · January 17, 2012

The white lacy facade reminds me of Minoru Yamasaki.

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