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Hanoi Museum / gmp Architekten

  • 01:00 - 12 July, 2012
Hanoi Museum / gmp Architekten
Hanoi Museum / gmp Architekten

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Architects

    gmp Architekten
  • Design Team

    Meinhard von Gerkan, Nikolaus Goetze, Klaus Lenz
  • Area

    30000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

© Marcus Bredt

The HanoiMuseum is embedded in a park with ample water features, where visitors already encounter exhibits from the history of Hanoi and reconstructed traditional Vietnamese villages on entering the museum landscape.

Within the square building, a central circular atrium links an entrance level with the three exhibition levels. These are arranged as terraces projecting further outwards on each higher floor, forming an inverted pyramid.

© Marcus Bredt

This leads to the shadowing of the lower levels which is part of the energy efficiency concept. By this, the exhibits inside are protected from the sun as well.

Section 01

For visitors, the effect is that, looking out, they seem to be floating over the landscape. Visitors to the museum reach the upper levels via a spiral ramp. As the dominant feature, the ramp offers perspectives into the entrance hall and exhibition areas. Whereas the first to third floors are used solely for exhibition purposes, the fourth floor also contains conference rooms, research rooms, offices and the library. Air spaces there also accommodate particularly large exhibits. As in the circular central space, this means they can be given a setting, thanks to the indirect lighting from the roof lights arranged like windmill sails.

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34 Comments

idls-world · October 03, 2014

I think the hanoi building as few to do with the canadian pavillion or even more the shanghai expo. itis like saying a teapot look like a teapot! I do'nt find it that's horrible, even if i have only see it on picture ,but this could do the difference... I am a half -vietnamese that is probably why.. :-). For the shocked one, they should consider the vietnamese or asiatic caracteristics using circle into squares.... remember the Niam Giao hillock, heaven and earth... And it the staircase at obviously influenced by the Gugenheim, it could have been worse isn't ?

Gordon · January 29, 2013

As a canadian i must apolagise to the people of Hanoi and Vietnam, since we started the upside down pyramids with the Canada Pavilion at montreal Expo Man and His World, 1967!

Silly people, nothing is original in this world.

Red Wolf · July 21, 2012

Hanoi Museum http://t.co/7VfEm91e #architecture

ABBARCH Architecture · July 18, 2012

Hanoi Museum - totally one to check out not just for the #architecture: Wow beautiful: http://t.co/eXAQTiL4

Instone · July 14, 2012

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Marcio Campos · July 14, 2012

I cannot find the reason to see this building here on archdaily...

319 land ngoc · July 19, 2012 07:35 AM

Reason: Meinhard von Gerkan

Al1p · July 14, 2012

Le musée d&#39Hanoi : une pyramide inversée. Renversant. http://t.co/wUD99o5p

Ray S. · July 14, 2012

Hanoi Museum / gmp Architekten | ArchDaily http://t.co/epEDo5OJ

Grant Choee · July 14, 2012

Hanoi Museum in Hà N?i City, Vietnam http://t.co/peWgYqzH

Alex Chan · July 14, 2012

check out the design on the hanoi museum. very guggenheim-esque spiral staircase http://t.co/ySv5pt06

Damien Faure · July 14, 2012

Hanoi Museum #architecture #upsidedown http://t.co/o8xEQvy1

Furqan Rydhan · July 14, 2012

When this is built, I want to see it! http://t.co/AAw98IbK #upsideDownBuilding

Dan Spock · July 13, 2012

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Santi Maggio Savasta · July 13, 2012

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Kim Võ · July 13, 2012

The architectural students in Vietnam do really hate the design. Such a shame for Vietnamese architecture !

Lao Y · July 13, 2012

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Angela Guerra · July 13, 2012

En el Museo Hanoi las personas cuando miran hacia fuera sienten estar flotando sobre el paisaje. http://t.co/gErt0qVS http://t.co/iMaEte5y

minjunarchi · July 13, 2012

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andyphammy · July 13, 2012

It took a bad judging panel to approve such bad taste .... The internal spaces dont have any relationship with the exterior. A very bad attempt at 'being inspired" by our cultural history .... its much deeper than an "up side down" traditional house/ building ....

THAI_TRAN · July 13, 2012

copy of Shanghai Expo.THAT RIGHT. I DONT LIKE IT. BECAUSE I'M A VIETNAMESE HATE CHINESE

Thang · March 07, 2015 02:57 PM

You should log off the internet and learn how to behave my friend.

Knut Eric Wingsch · July 13, 2012

Hanoi Museum, Vietnam / gmp Architekten http://t.co/4xc7yRDW

ODSGO · July 13, 2012

????? Hanoi Museum / gmp Architekten http://t.co/mlQEoYIS

Ivan · July 13, 2012

The Hanoi Museum is so beautiful! #strangfavorites @archdaily http://t.co/CPsFLJ0v

Juan Esteban Correa · July 13, 2012

En el Museo Hanoi las personas cuando miran hacia fuera sienten estar flotando sobre el paisaje. http://t.co/gErt0qVS http://t.co/iMaEte5y

ARGOS · July 13, 2012

En el Museo Hanoi las personas cuando miran hacia fuera sienten estar flotando sobre el paisaje. http://t.co/gErt0qVS http://t.co/iMaEte5y

Marcia Marshall · July 13, 2012

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Ralph Kent · July 13, 2012

Credit where credit is due - you need to try pretty hard to come up with a design that bad.

Jenn Nguyen · July 13, 2012

Holy... Hanoi, Vietnam&#39s new museum http://t.co/YG1GTrPh @archdaily

Michael · July 12, 2012

@ArchDaily The Hanoi Museum resembles the tiered design that was incorporated in many buildings in the orient http://t.co/Rv5lPAUj

Jackuz · July 12, 2012

i guess it's inspired by Vietnamese culture. But yeah, I agree, it look like a bad copy of Shanghai Expo. I'm Vnese, and I hate it.

THAIKTS06 TRAN · July 13, 2012 07:05 AM

it look like a bad copy of Shanghai Expo.no idea, so bad.why look like china. i dont like it. i hope, it didn't built in viet nam.

Ch?iB?i · July 12, 2012

"Location: Hanoi, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam" is wrong ...!

Location: Ph?m Hùng street, C?u gi?y District, Hà N?i City, Vi?t Nam

bui cao son · July 12, 2012

Location: "Tu Liem District" not "Hoan Kiem District" !

Ralf Matthis · July 12, 2012

As a German I leave my deepest apologies to the Hanoian people for this "building". I am ashamed that German architects could not come up with something more creative or decent than this poor rip-off of the Chinese pavilion from the Shanghai Expo. Even worse, it looks distracting from any angle of view, nor does it represent Hanoi/Vietnam in any stone of it.
Tôi thành th?t xin l?i v? ki?n trúc c?a B?o Tàng Hà N?i.

Roland Engelmann · July 12, 2012 07:14 PM

i feel the same. i hate it and so far i havent met anyone who likes its architecture ... i also feel ashamed of this "rip-off of the chinese expo pavilion" as you called it. i even heard that there were some lobby activities to win the bid, so what they lacked in creativity they did with money ... :-I

a shame.

Ralf · July 12, 2012

As a German I would like to leave my deepest apologies to the Hanoian people. This building ( -especially in real-) looks distracting from any angle of view. I feel ashamed that German architects could not come up with something more creative that would represent Hanoi/Vietnam in a more decent way than this piece of whatever. Tasteless architecture should be forbidden by law.

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