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Vietnamese National Assembly in Hanoi / gmp architekten

  • Architects: gmp architekten
  • Location: Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Design : Meinhard von Gerkan
  • Competition design team : Evelyn Pasdzierny, Alexandra Kühne, Deren Akdeniz
  • Detailed design team : Evelyn Pasdzierny, Nicole Flores, Christoph Berle, Holger Schmücker, Alexander Schnieber, Cordula Neben, Urs Wedekind, Meike Schmidt, Martin Friedrich, Nguyen Minh Duc
  • Area: 36000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of gmp architekten

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Dots / group8asia

© Régis Golay
© Régis Golay
  • Architects: group8asia
  • Location: Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Client: FPT Software Company
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Régis Golay, Courtesy of group8asia, Helene Maria

© Régis Golay © Régis Golay © Régis Golay © Régis Golay

Coalimex / group8asia

  • Architects: group8asia
  • Location: Hanoi, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Area: 10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Régis Golay

© Régis Golay © Régis Golay © Régis Golay © Régis Golay

A Future Without Slums: Too Good to be True?

As the tide of urban migration sweeps across the developing world, cities experience an overpowering pressure to provide basic services such as electricity and sewage treatment to an enormous amount of people building illegal shacks on city outskirts. When they fail, the slum is born - but is it possible for a city to expand without slums? In Hanoi, Vietnam, officials hope to answer this question, with a number of tactics that have led to a "culture of semi-legal construction." Read this article in The Guardian to learn how Hanoi manages to curb slums and provide a basic standard of living to its poorest inhabitants.

Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport VIP Terminal Winning Proposal / CPG Consultants

CPG Consultants recently won the Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport VIP terminal design competition, which was organized by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam. Expected to be completed in late 2014, the lotus flower-inspired design with its iconic petal-shaped pavilion roof will extend a ceremonious welcome to Heads of State and dignitaries as they arrive or depart from Hanoi. The new VIP Terminal will feature an octagonal geometry in plan, with the reception hall, state lounge and president lounges forming the centerpiece while the VIP lounges and function rooms form the angled part of the perimeter. More images and architects' description after the break.

Bamboo Booth 2012 / Vo Trong Nghia

  • Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Architects In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia, Masaaki Iwamoto, Takashi Niwa, Kosuke Nishijima
  • Project Year: 0

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Bamboo Wing / Vo Trong Nghia

  • Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • Location: Vinh Phuc province, Vietnam
  • Photo Credit (Construction): Vo TrongNghia Co., Ltd.
  • Area: 1600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki

© Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki © Hiroyuki Oki

SOM Awarded Commission for Green Tech City in Vietnam

Courtesy of SOM
Courtesy of SOM

The commission for a Green Tech City in Hanoi, Vietnam was recently awarded to Skidmore Owings & Merrill.  SOM’s preliminary master plan focuses on reducing demand for non-renewable resources while integrating local traditions and utilizing the existing green urban character of Hanoi.  At the heart of this new green district is a riverfront park.  A series of landscaped green spaces, formed from existing agricultural water channels, would connect into this linear riverfront park creating a well connected network of public parks. More information on this news after the break.

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten lands first project in Vietnam

At an official ceremony on March 23, 2010 the contract for the construction of the new Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation Headquarters was signed in Hanoi. The Cement Industry Corporation’s head office is the first project for Jürgen Engel’s architectural studio in Vietnam to be actually built. The new premises for the Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation, which comprise a five-storey pedestal building and an approx. 135-meter high tower emerged as the victor in a competition as early as April 2008.

More images after the break.

DK2 / ICE

ICE – Ideas for Contemporary Environments, became our first AD Futures ever. They have just shared with us DK2, a luxury service apartments project in Hanoi, Vietnam for which they won 3rd prize in an invited competition.

The project is located next to the West Lake in Hanoi. The competition was requesting to create a residential iconic tower of 65 floors. As the project would be naturally dominant in a city of rather low scale, it focussed less on the design of the form of the building, but rather on the quality of the units within to create a user based experience.

More images and architect’s description after the break.