Son La Restaurant


Located in North of Vietnam, Son La province, the restaurant in Son La Complex in one of the most potentially economic disadvantaged areas of Son La province.

This project required meeting the demand for function, local culture and unique architecture as well. The investor needed an economical project, so the architects had to find a solution of structure and construction materials to decrease construction cost for this project.

The restaurant is designed with main natural local materials such as stone, bamboo, “vot” to 8 separate blocks with different height with open view to natural garden restaurant, to meet demand to be cool in summer but warm in winter. The common space and the private spaces are connected with each other by large thatched roof “vot” with the main “luong” structure. The 80-10mm diameter “luong” are tightening as column and the main beams are composed of 5 interlocking bamboos.

Status: 01.2014

Program: Restaurant

Location: Son La province, Vietnam

GFA: 14,000 m2

Client: Tien Doan Co., Ltd

Contractor: Suoi Hen JSC, Wind and Water House JSC

Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki, VTN Architects

Design credit: VTN Architects

Principal Architects: Vo Trong Nghia

Associate Architect: Vu Van Hai

Architects: Ngo Thuy Duong, Tran Mai Phuong