H&P architects constructs colorful re-ainbow community center in vietnam
photography by doan thanh ha

 

 

 

located in a region of vietnam prone to natural disasters, H&P architects has constructed a multi-functional community center. named ‘re-ainbow’, a nod to its colorful construction system and roof canopy, the project comprises a completely enclosed structure which adjoins a sheltered terrace. while the building contains a permanent health station and public restrooms, the external garden area serves as a meeting place hosting performances and events.

H&P architects re-ainbow community center duc tho vietnam designboom
the scheme is located in a region of vietnam prone to natural disasters

 

 

 

the project aims to help the public respond to the effects of climate change through the re-use of waste items and an efficient deployment of energy. the scheme has been built using a variety of recycled materials including scaffolding, steel pipes, bricks, bathroom ware, tables and chairs. developed in collaboration with local residents, the open nature of the scheme allows for natural ventilation, while solar panels provide electricity for lighting and hot water for daily use. rainwater is also harvested and reutilized.

H&P architects re-ainbow community center duc tho vietnam designboom
the project comprises a completely enclosed structure which adjoins a sheltered terrace

H&P architects re-ainbow community center duc tho vietnam designboom
the external garden area serves as a communal meeting place

H&P architects re-ainbow community center duc tho vietnam designboom
the project aims to help the public respond to the effects of climate change

H&P architects re-ainbow community center duc tho vietnam designboom
the scheme is named ‘re-ainbow’, a nod to its colorful construction system

H&P architects re-ainbow community center duc tho vietnam designboom
he scheme has been constructed using a variety of recycled materials

H&P architects re-ainbow community center duc tho vietnam designboom
the building contains a permanent health station and public restrooms

H&P architects re-ainbow community center duc tho vietnam designboom
an adjacent area is used for sports

H&P architects re-ainbow community center duc tho vietnam designboom
the project was developed with the help of local residents

 

 

project info:

 

location: duc tho, ha tinh province, vietnam
architect: H&P architects
architect in charge: doan thanh ha & tran ngoc phuong
team: chu kim thinh, chu van dong, nguyen hai hue, hoang huu nam
construction: H&P architects and volunteers.
completed: july, 2015
photography: doan thanh ha