H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the saigon thuong mai hotel in vietnam
 

H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the saigon thuong mai hotel in vietnam

architecture practice, H2, has designed the saigon thuong mai hotel in the center of vinh, vietnamthe new hotel is rebuilt from the existing one, and the main challenge for the architects was to create a more exciting and easily-recognizable façade for pedestrians. secondly, the interior needed to be redesigned for more effective use and to enable natural light and ventilation into the internal spaces.

H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the sai gon thuong mai hotel in vietnam

all images © quang dam

 

 

the building is designed using sustainable and green materials and the architects of H2 worked with locals to understand locally available resources. due to the abundance of wooden slabs from local joinery shops, this element has been used in the concept of the design to create the timber aesthetic. the wooden slabs were collected then made into many small wooden pillars of the same size, then combined with iron frames to develop a kind of module. these modules are then used to create the new façade. the wooden pillars solve both challenges of creating an interesting front elevation and bringing in natural wind and sunlight.

H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the sai gon thuong mai hotel in vietnam

main entrance

 

 

the interior spaces are designed with simple and natural materials such as wood, wood pillars and whetstone floor. the new scheme also incorporates more water and green elements inside the hotel to help create interesting views and refresh the microclimate, making the air purer. the solution by H2 results in a hotel that gains natural wind and sunlight, therefore contributing to saving electricity.

H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the sai gon thuong mai hotel in vietnam

lobby and stair

H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the sai gon thuong mai hotel in vietnam
main entrance in light

H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the sai gon thuong mai hotel in vietnam
lobby and stair in light

H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the sai gon thuong mai hotel in vietnam
reception

H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the sai gon thuong mai hotel in vietnam
coffee area

H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the sai gon thuong mai hotel in vietnam
water feature

H2 uses reclaimed wood to design the sai gon thuong mai hotel in vietnam

main façade

 

 

project info:

project name: saigon thuong mai hotel

architect: H2

project location: quang trung street, vinh city, nghe an province, vietnam

completion year: 2014

gross built area: 849 m2

lead architects: tran van huynh, vuong trung huu, nguyen thi xuan hai, do trong nhan kiet

other participants:

collaborator: viet nguyen architect

images: quang dam

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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