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Sen Village Community Center / VTN Architects

  • 20:00 - 18 October, 2015
Sen Village Community Center / VTN Architects
Sen Village Community Center / VTN Architects, © Quang Tran
© Quang Tran

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tân An, Long An Province, Vietnam
  • Category

  • Principal Architect

    Vo Trong Nghia
  • Project Team

    Nguyen Huu Son Duong, Nguyen Van Thien
  • Area

    1395.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Quang Tran
© Quang Tran

Text description provided by the architects. Being approximately 20km apart from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Sen Village is a new residential area with 2,200 houses. As a heart of this area, a community center with the capacity of 250 people is designed by using bamboo and thatch.

© Quang Tran
© Quang Tran

The building has a simple umbrella-like structure which consists of 28 pure bamboo frame units. The each frame forms an arch shape, creating a large circular hall with a diameter of 22m when it gathers. The hall is used by citizens of Sen Village for various activities such as parties, banquets, exhibitions, and music performances.


Periphery of the hall consists of 4-meter-wide terrace and a function volume, which contains some private rooms, bathrooms, a kitchen and a small office. The thatched roof overhangs to this area and it achieves 30-meter diameter.Regardless of the shrouding shape of the roof, the interior space needs no artificial lighting for daytime uses as a skylight and open periphery provide defused daylight.

© Quang Tran
© Quang Tran

The skylight also functions to discharge hot air from the top of the roof as breeze cooled by adjacent pond flows through the building. These passive design methods contribute to reducing energy consumption and keeping the building away from AC use.

© Quang Tran
© Quang Tran

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Cite: "Sen Village Community Center / VTN Architects" 18 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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