wNw Bar / Vo Trong Nghia

© Phan Quang

Architects: Vo Trong Nghia
Location: Phu Tho district, Thu Dau Mot Town, Binh Duong,
Project Completion: 2008
Construction Area: 250 sqm
Photographer: Phan Quang

© Phan Quang

The Nw bar is located in an artificial lake next to the wNw café. To create a contrasting space to the cafe, the bar is designed as an enclosed space which can be used for different purposes such as music concerts, shows, ceremonies etc.

© Phan Quang

A structural bamboo arch system was designed for this dome; 10m high and spanning 15m across. The main frame is made by 48 prefabricated units, each of them is made of several bamboo elements bound together. The building uses natural wind energy and the cool water from the lake to create natural air-ventilation. On the top of the roof there is a hole with a diameter of 1.5m for the evacuation of hot air from the inside.

conceptual diagram

As a new architectural element, the style of the two buildings of wNw becomes the focus of the landscape and work in harmony with the surrounding residential area. Although the function of the building sis a bar, it has its own uniqueness and has become a landmark of urban landscape.


It represents not only modernism but also traditions. The building gives a luxurious feeling but at the same time remains gentle in its atmosphere. The bar is now alsoused for town meetings and other social activities. The two buildings originated from nature. They now merge in harmony with nature. With time they will return to nature.

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Cite: "wNw Bar / Vo Trong Nghia" 30 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=220071>
  • Kamyar

    It seems that all the Chinese are excellent copy pasters ! The form and the ventilation idea is exactly the same as one type of Iranian architecture domes , and the aperture above has been very common since hundreds of years ago in Iran . The Bamboo idea is completely suitable and green here , but the bamboo cover also reminds me of a contemporary Iranian architecture project , ” The Bamboo Structure ” by Pouya Khazaeli ( available in archdaily ) .
    Ofcourse the scale and technical details and specially the furniture of this project is very unique .

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  • mhash

    Vietnamese….not Chinese.

  • http://miphz.wordpress.com Miftah Arief

    anyone know, how much it cost?

  • Purple Onion

    Plans of Vo Trong Nghia remind me most of my friends’ project, we Vietnamese like his style. He just try to make building cool but don’t use much energy, this is good for climate of South Vietnam

    • PKT PKT

      you need to open your eyes.

      • Purple Onion

        i’m just a student, so i don’t understand exactly what you say, you should explain more

      • milk

        When he said “cool” ..he meant the climate…not just like you, try to being cool

  • http://real-architecture.com Thinh Pham

    it just a model, useless for longtime. :(

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