VTN Architects (formerly known as Vo Trong Nghia Architects), has revealed plans for the Son La Ceremonial Domes, a series of of 5 bamboo structures that will provide entry and dining amenities for the larger hospital complex, also designed by VTN.
The project joins VTN’s first project for the complex, the Son La Restaurant (completed in 2013), located further down the campus’ main artery. The domes will add new amenity spaces for the adjacent ceremonial hall (2015), including café and foyer program elements. The various heights of the rounded peaks were inspired by the surrounding mountain line, harmonizing with the landscape and scenery.
Employing the firm’s signature material, bamboo, the construction of the domes draws for traditional Vietnamese basket weaving techniques. Each dome features a double-layered structure capped with a thatch roof. Skylights at the peak of the domes will allow natural light and natural ventilation to permeate through the spaces.
Construction on the project is already underway, with completion slated for later in 2017.
News via VTN Architects.
LocationTp. Sơn La, Sơn La, Vietnam
Principal ArchitectVo Trong Nghia
Design TeamNguyen Duc Trung
ClientTien Doan trading Co.ltd
Bamboo ConstructionVTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects)
PhotographsCourtesy of VTN Architects
27 From the architect. Located in North of Vietnam, Son La province is an ethnic cultural area with abundant nature of untouched forests and beautiful mountain landscapes. Even with its strong cultural and natural beauty, there was no little development or accommodation for tourists to recognize the city as a destination.
Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects), has revealed plans for a remote resort located on a private beach on a tiny island in the Ca Ba Archipelago of Vietnam. The exclusive resort will consist of a series of structures constructed of the firm's trademark material, bamboo, and will accommodate up to 160 guests.