wnw bar by vo trang nghia co. ltd
all images courtesy vo trang nghia co. ltd
vietnamese architectural studio vo trang nghia co. ltd have designed the WNW bar located
in vietnam. due to the area being prone to flooding the firm created an architectural model
that addresses low cost materials, high speed construction and ease of transport. in order
to help residents in the flood-stricken areas to build temporary houses, tents, school classrooms,
businesses such as cafes, bars and resorts, the model of wind and water bar (wnw bar)
was proposed in the initial design by vo trang nghia co. ltd.
WNW bar is a structural bamboo arch system spanning 10m in height and 15m in length.
the main frame is made from 48 units of bamboo elements. materials using for the roof covering
are the sheets that made from the leaves having the high resistance in fire. bamboo trees are
popularly grown in many places in vietnam.
the WNW bar is located in the centre of thu dau mot, binh duong province in the southern region
of vietnam. this area will become a cultural center for the local residents.the construction site is
located in the man-made lake, using the natural wind energy together with the cool water from
the lake to make the natural air-ventilation. on the top of roof, there is a hole with diameter of
1.5m functioning to release hot air out.
the WNW bar was built by local workers in duration of 3 months (from october 2007 to january 2008).
vo trang nghia co. ltd's wnw bar was a shortlisted entry in the categories of civic and community,
interiors and fit out and structural design at the world architecture festival 09.