Hotel Babylon

Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Photos courtesy of Hiroyuki Oki

Hotel Babylon

Vo Trong Nghia ArchitectsarchmarathonVo Trong Nghia Architects
8F, 70 Pham Ngoc Thach street, Ward 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hotel & Leisure
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Hotel Babylon
Danang, Vietnam

Situated near to the main road linking Danang City and Hoi An old town, Naman Retreat Resort is designed to provide a relaxing atmosphere for the human senses. The environmental-friendly resort provides facilities and encourages guests to be involved in a variety of healthy activities, such as spa, yoga, beach sports, and etc. The resort blends harmoniously with the surroundings by integrating natural vegetation to the building, in addition to using natural and local materials such as natural stone and bamboo. This creates an ideal atmosphere to relax and purify the body and mind.
Located next to the resort entrance is the Babylon, a 3-storey hotel with 32 rooms which features vertical concrete screens on the building facades. Green vines are grown on the facades, resulting in a visually attractive landmark. The green facades also reduce building heat gain by filtering direct sunlight into the building whilst allowing natural cross-ventilation. The 5x15cm precast concrete screens are finished with timber texture, providing natural color as well as to complement the surrounding natural landscape.
The pool is both open and discreet, which provides a semi-private yet relaxing atmosphere for the guests to be totally immersed in the wonderful nature.

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