bamboo vietnam pavilion by vo trong nghia architects at expo milan 2015
 
bamboo vietnam pavilion by vo trong nghia architects at expo milan 2015
may 04, 2015

bamboo vietnam pavilion by vo trong nghia architects at expo milan 2015

bamboo vietnam pavilion by vo trong nghia architects at expo milan 2015
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vietnam’s national pavilion for expo milan 2015 has opened, responding to the encompassing theme of ‘feeding the planet, energy for life’. designed by vo trong nghia architects, the project examines globally increasing population levels and the strain this places on our environment. the temporary bamboo structure references the lotus, vietnam’s national flower and a symbol of optimism for the future.

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the project examines globally increasing population levels
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exhibition space is articulated around a shallow pool that surrounds the pavilion, cooling air and providing a pleasant micro-climate. guests traverse the water on lotus leaf-shaped platforms which provide shaded space for external recreation. in order to reduce the lightweight building’s environmental impact, the prefabricated bamboo structure can be easily dissembled and reused after the event.

 

see designboom’s previous coverage of the vietnam pavilion here.

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the temporary bamboo pavilion references the lotus, vietnam’s national flower
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vietnam pavilion expo milan 2015 vo trong nghia designboom
exhibition space is articulated around a shallow pool that surrounds the structure
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vietnam pavilion expo milan 2015 vo trong nghia designboom
the pavilion viewed from the adjacent decumanus boulevard
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vietnam pavilion expo milan 2015 vo trong nghia designboom
guests traverse the water on lotus leaf-shaped platforms
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vietnam pavilion expo milan 2015 vo trong nghia designboom
vernacular artifacts associated with vietnam
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vietnam pavilion expo milan 2015 vo trong nghia designboom
inside the two-storey structure
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conically shaped towers dominate the plot
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trees are planted within each bamboo tower
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access routes at the rear of the pavilion
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  • It looks rather ornamental… not the typical standard of vo trong nghia

    Pretzelboy

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