In an idyllic natural setting just a few kilometers from Hanoi,this multipurpose space is used to hold cultural events of the local community. The proposal starts out from two key objectives: using local materials and exploring the constructive qualities of bamboo, not only as a finishing material but as a estructural one. To this end , bamboos are treated not with chemicals but in a traditional way, soaking the canes in mud and smoking them out so that the material becomes insect-proof. Besides, the elements that from the structural bamboo frames undergo a heat treatment to achieve the ideal curvature. Internal and external finishes are also composed of natural and local materials.
The program is organized in two radial volumes showing different spatial and material conditions. On one hand, the exterior space is covered with a cantilevered bamboo structure, 12 meters wide, wich evokes a bird´s spreadout wings;and on the other;all the auxiliary facilities - kitchens, storage, restrooms-, are placed in a partiallyburied volume built with walls of stone exxtracted from a local quarry and covered with greenery.
Hong Hac Dai Lai JSC
VTN Architects / Vo Trong Nghia (socio partner); Tran Ba Tiep, Nguyen Minh Tung (equipo team)
Hong Hac-Dai Lai JSC, VTN Architects
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