MIA design represents the history of vietnam with modular grid food pavilion
all images by quang dam



MIA design studio have recently conceptualized a vietnamese food pavilion in hanoi city. defined by an oversized grid canopy, the proportions, dimensions and the number of modular connections used have been reinterpreted from traditional vietnamese folk architecture.

based among the city’s greenery, the pavilion is planned to be an inviting, sociable space




more than 4,000 white, steel connections (illustrating 4,000 years of history in vietnam), illuminated with LED lights make up the structure; giving the pavilion its transparency and interactive nature. as visitors move underneath the lattice canopy, diverse cuisine from three regions of the country are displayed on the timber units which mimic the geographical shape of vietnam and represent the paracel and spratly islands.

MIA-design-studio-vietnamese-food-pavilion-ha-noi-vietnam-designboom-024,000 modular steel connections have been used to represent 4,000 years of vietnamese history

MIA-design-studio-vietnamese-food-pavilion-ha-noi-vietnam-designboom-02LED bulbs form the shape of a traditional vernacular roof within the grid

MIA-design-studio-vietnamese-food-pavilion-ha-noi-vietnam-designboom-02the pavilion showcases food from the three regions of vietnam

MIA-design-studio-vietnamese-food-pavilion-ha-noi-vietnam-designboom-02the display counter ‘S’ shaped table present traditional dishes from 3 regions on timber benches and standing tables

MIA-design-studio-vietnamese-food-pavilion-ha-noi-vietnam-designboom-02the architects describe their concept as ‘it is open but close, close but open’

MIA-design-studio-vietnamese-food-pavilion-ha-noi-vietnam-designboom-02an OSB platform is placed at the base of the pavilion

MIA-design-studio-vietnamese-food-pavilion-ha-noi-vietnam-designboom-02the food pavilion at night