Surrounded by nature nearby Hanoi, Bamboo Wing is the pure bamboo cantilever structure flying over the sky as bird’s wings. This 12-meters-wide structure balances itself on one leg and enables to realize the spacious free space without any columns on its edge, meeting the function of the culture center to hold fashion shows, music lives, as well as conferences. The openness of the building thanks to its structure helps people inside to feel as if they are living in the nature.
The shape of the roof is suitable to take the cool wind into the building through the surrounding pond, and the deep eaves cast its shadow on the floor, making comfortable thermal environment without using air conditioners.
Status: Built in 07.2009
Program: Cafe and Restaurant
Location: Vinhphuc, Vietnam
Contractor: Hong Hac-Dai Lai JSC, Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki
Design credit: Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects)
Green Good Design, 2012
FuturArc Green Leadership, Winner, 2012
International Architecture Awards, 2011