Sen Village Community Center



Being approximately 20km apart from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, Sen Village is a new residential area with 2,200 houses. As a heart of this area, a community center with the capacity of 250 people is designed by using bamboo and thatch. The building has a simple umbrella-like structure which consists of 28 pure bamboo frame units. The each frame forms an arch shape, creating a large circular hall with a diameter of 22m when it gathers.

The hall is used by citizens of Sen Village for various activities such as parties, banquets, exhibitions, and music performances. Periphery of the hall consists of 4-meter-wide terrace and a function volume which contains some private rooms, bathrooms, a kitchen and a small office. The thatched roof overhangs to this area and it achieves 30-meter diameter.

Status: 04.2015

Program: Community Center

Location: Long An, Vietnam

GFA: 1,395 m2

Client: Phuc Khang Corporation

Contractor: Wind and Water House JSC

Photographs: Quang Tran

Design Credit: Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Arhitects)

Principal architect: Vo Trong Nghia

Design Team: Nguyen Huu Son Duong, Nguyen Van Thien