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National Flower, Global Ambition - DeciBel Unveils the Hanoi Lotus Centre

National Flower, Global Ambition - DeciBel Unveils the Hanoi Lotus Centre
National Flower, Global Ambition - DeciBel Unveils the Hanoi Lotus Centre, The Hanoi Lotus draws inspiration from Vietnam's national flower. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The Hanoi Lotus draws inspiration from Vietnam's national flower. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab

Australian firm deciBel(Architecture))) has released images of their proposed multi-purpose theater and cultural center in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. The Hanoi Lotus draws inspiration from Vietnam’s national flower, creating a city-defining piece of public architecture to place Hanoi and Vietnam on the global stage

The center emerges from a 19Ha stormwater lake. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab The mixed-use center contains a 2000-seat auditorium. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab The center emerges from a 19ha stormwater lake. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab The ceiling draws inspiration from the underside of a lotus leaf. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab +14

The scheme acts as an urban gateway to the city of Hanoi. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The scheme acts as an urban gateway to the city of Hanoi. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab

Situated along an arterial road connecting the city center with Noi Bai Airport, the Hanoi Lotus will act as an urban gateway for locals and tourists. Emerging from a 19ha stormwater mitigation lake, the Lotus will respond to Hanoi’s increasing artistic, cultural and economic demands. The center will include a 2000-seat multifunctional theater, high technology business incubator center, ice-skating rink, cinemas, offices, and restaurants, creating a mixed-use public venue for thousands of residents and visitors to the Vietnamese capital.

The Hanoi Lotus draws inspiration from Vietnam's national flower. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The Hanoi Lotus draws inspiration from Vietnam's national flower. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The center emerges from a 19Ha stormwater lake. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The center emerges from a 19Ha stormwater lake. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab

The lotus flower exerts a heavy influence on the aesthetic and structural performance of the Hanoi Lotus. The center’s pentagonal grid reflects a ratio commonly found in the natural world, including the structural organization of the lotus flower. Iconic 'structural petals’ draw inspiration from the natural flower, with a layered culmination of fins, shells, glazed panels, and grid supports. Inside, the ceiling of the main atrium responds to the colors and patterns of the natural lotus leaf, guiding users from the main foyer to the auditorium entrance.

The ceiling draws inspiration from the underside of a lotus leaf. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The ceiling draws inspiration from the underside of a lotus leaf. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The ceiling draws inspiration from the underside of a lotus leaf. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The ceiling draws inspiration from the underside of a lotus leaf. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab

The young tightly-wrapped lotus flower is a poignant symbol of growth and potential before it bursts open into an elegantly-colored bloom. Bouquets of tightly clustered lotus flower are a common sight on the streets of Hanoi and form the inspiration for the composition of our building – deciBel(Architecture)))

The Hanoi Lotus draws inspiration from Vietnam's national flower. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The Hanoi Lotus draws inspiration from Vietnam's national flower. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The mixed-use center contains a 2000-seat auditorium. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab
The mixed-use center contains a 2000-seat auditorium. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab

News via: deciBel(Architecture))).

Cite: Niall Patrick Walsh. "National Flower, Global Ambition - DeciBel Unveils the Hanoi Lotus Centre" 26 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/805788/national-flower-global-ambition-decibel-unveils-the-hanoi-lotus-centre/>
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The Hanoi Lotus draws inspiration from Vietnam's national flower. Image Courtesy of Mike Durek / Shadowlab

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