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SRDP-IWMC Office / H&P Architects

  • 01:00 - 9 January, 2015
SRDP-IWMC Office / H&P Architects
SRDP-IWMC Office / H&P Architects, © Nguyen Tien Thanh.
© Nguyen Tien Thanh.

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Ha Tinh Province, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc Phuong.
  • Area

    1307.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Design Team

    Nguyen Minh Duc, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Nguyen Van Thinh.
  • Constractor

    HPA Vietnam.,jsc
  • Cost

    500.000 USD.
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© Nguyen Tien Thanh.
© Nguyen Tien Thanh.

Text description provided by the architects. Located at the heart of Ha Tinh city and on a street with many governmental offices, the Coordination Committee SRDP-IWMC Ha Tinh Office is the headquarter of the SRDP project (IFAD organization) and  IWMC project (ODA funded by Belgian government). The total cost is limited and the existing office furniture should be reused as much as possible.

© Nguyen Tien Thanh.
© Nguyen Tien Thanh.

Climate change is a remarkable issue and has affected comprehensively on the Ha Tinh’s urban and rural areas. Moreover, the rapid urbanization has been making the rural area imbalanced. The agricultural land has been reduced, which seriously impacts on the stable lifestyle of the local community.  

© Nguyen Tien Thanh.
© Nguyen Tien Thanh.

The project’s design concept is a synthesis of Sedentary Cultivation and Settlement aiming to three objectives: Iconic imagery + Low cost + Quick construction.

Section AA
Section AA
Section BB
Section BB

The three-storey building block is placed to East-West direction. The two upper floors are covered by a lattice structure full of plants and crops which we call the Vertical Field. The structure which is comprised of 400mmx400mm concrete blocks stacked vertically embraces the entire inside work space.

© Nguyen Tien Thanh.
© Nguyen Tien Thanh.

The irrigation system is integrated inbetween the blocks’ joints, minimizing the negative impact of the local urban and climatic problems such as noise, air pollution, overheat and typhoon. At the same time this agriculture-friendly working environment creates a different experience for the users who can plant vegetable by themselves.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The project is an idea of improving usage of vegetable in urban context and still meets energy demand in the future. The synthesis between agriculture and architecture is the foundation for sustainable development.

© Nguyen Tien Thanh.
© Nguyen Tien Thanh.


+ SRDP (Sustainable Rural Development for the Poor Project in Ha Tinh)

+ IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development)

+ IWMC (Project integrated water resource management and urban planning related to climate change in Ha Tinh province)

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Cite: "SRDP-IWMC Office / H&P Architects" 09 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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