another architectural addition to the vast grounds of the naman retreat – located 16km away from the vietnamese city of da nang – is the bamboo crafted conference hall by vo trong nghia. being one of the first buildings to greet visitors into the resort, its prominent location is combined with a fully glass facade- emphasizing the eminent use of bamboo techniques.

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at night the whole building is illuminated
photography by hiroyuki oki

 

 

 

vo trong nghia constructed the main structural frame through the use of bamboo, spanning a distance of 13.5 m in the hall and 4 m in the corridor and finished with a roof height of 9.5m. the arch-like impression is created by the bent bamboo that is connected to the structure. meanwhile, the receded glass façade simultaneously serves as a foyer to welcome visitors and guests. the bamboo plant is constantly being explored and utilized within the construction industry due to its rigidity, sustainability and cost effectiveness. two types were used in the making of this building: for the straight columns the ‘luong’ bamboo type was chosen due to its strong and durable qualities, while reaching lengths up to eight meters and the “tam vong’ bamboo chosen for its flexibility.

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a water feature sits in front of the conference hall

 

 

‘naman retreat is designed as a modern but peaceful tropical green resort complex. set in an area of 3.4ha, the mission is to harmonize 80 bungalows, hotels, 6 VIP villas and another 20 villas. the concept of the resort is to provide physical and mental treatment for guests in nature’s friendly environment with healthy activities such as spa, yoga, beach sports and so on. to achieve a perfect atmosphere that enables the guests a maximum body and mind purification and relaxation, the resort was designed by a harmonious mix of greenery, natural stone and bamboo.’

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inside, the vast space can be adapted for any occasion

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two types of bamboo were used to construct the building

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the exterior corridor serves as an extension to the lobby

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the building consists of 2 parallel spaces; the closed hall and the open corridor

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at night the bamboo is illuminated

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a specific bamboo was uses just for the curved columns

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the large thatch roof spills over each side, acting as sheltered corridor

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the conference hall is of the first buildings visitors see while entering the resort

 

 

project info:

 

 

architecture firm: vo trong nghia architects
principal architect: vo trong nghia
architects: dau nhat quang
bamboo contractor: vo trong nghia architects
status: built in 03.2015
program:  conference hall
location: truong sa road, ngu hanh son district, danang, vietnam
gfa: 773 m2
client: thanh do investment development and construction jsc