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

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