Hotel Babylon

Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Founded in 2006, Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTNA) is a leading architectural practice in Vietnam with offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. More than 60 international architects, engineers and staffs work closely on cultural, residential and commercial projects worldwide.
By experimenting with light, wind and water, and by using natural and local materials such as bamboo, stone, soil, green etc., VTNA employ a contemporary design vocabulary to explore new ways to create green architecture for the 21st century, whilst maintaining the essence of Asian architectural expression.
Recently, VTNA completed a residential project entitled “House for Trees”, in which the trees are grown on top of the houses, resulting in a raised garden that provides shades to the spaces underneath. The aim is to bring greenery back to the city, providing opportunity for the urban residents to enjoy the nature.

Main projects:
– Naman Retreat
– Farming Kindergarten
– House for Trees
– Binh Thanh House
– Stacking Green
– Vietnam Pavilion in EXPO Milano
– Diamond Island Community Hall
– Son La Restaurant
– Dailai Bamboo Complex
– Wind and Water Bar

Work in progress:
– Sheraton Resort in Phu Quoc
– FPT University HCMC
– Viettel Academy
– Chic-land Hotel
– Castaways island resort

Project selected for Archmarathon: Hotel Babylon



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
www.votrongnghia.com
Category:
Hotel & Leisure
Project selected:
Hotel Babylon
Location:
Danang, Vietnam
Year:
2015

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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