vo trong nghia plans tropical tower of hanging gardens for chicland hotel

vo trong nghia plans tropical tower of hanging gardens for chicland hotel

greenery flows over planted terraces in plans for a hotel on the vietnamese coastline designed by vo trong nghia architects. shortlisted in the category of ‘leisure led development – future project’ at the world architecture festival 2018, the architects’ aim for the chicland hotel is to bring in a tropical essence to compliment the structure’s towering form.

vo trong nghia plans tropical tower of hanging gardens for chicland hotel

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vietnam-based vo trong nghia designed chicland hotel for a narrow plot on the main road beside on the main road beside the my khe beach. at only 15m wide, with a 46m depth, the tower is made up of 21 stories and features 129 rooms. alongside accommodation, the hotel comprises a café both on the ground floor and the roof top, where there is also a pool.

vo trong nghia plans tropical tower of hanging gardens for chicland hotel



the chicland hotel is situated in the historic town of danang — a popular tourist destination on the vietnam east sea coast. three sides of the building are covered by plants to express the local dynamism of strong greens to be a symbol of this area.

vo trong nghia plans tropical tower of hanging gardens for chicland hotel



the plants will give the aesthetic view together with filtering strong tropical sunlight. after researching into the local area, vo trong nghia has chosen plants for their environmental requirements. vo trong nghia is known for his innovative use of vegetation in architecture projects, on projects like the babylon hotel blending greenery with concrete louvers, and the nocenco cafe’s bamboo interior.


project info


project name: chicland hotel in danang
location: b4.1-06 võ nguyên giáp, phước mỹ, sơn trà, đà nẵng, vietnam
status: under construction site
expected completion: end of march 2019
site area: 699 m2
gross floor area: 10495.45 m2
number of rooms: 129 rooms
building height: 72 m
client/owner: chic-land jsco.
architecture firm: vtn architects (vo trong nghia architects)
principal architect: vo trong nghia, takashi niwa,
design team: ngo thuy duong, mai lan chi, nguyen van an
main contractor: hicon
mechanical & electrical engineer: ndc consulting jsco.
civil & structural engineer: smt viet nam jsco.
interior design: vtn architects (vo trong nghia architects)



world architecture festival (WAF) is the largest, annual, international, live architectural event. it includes the biggest architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to an audience of high-profile delegates and international juries. WAF is a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals to celebrate, learn, exchange, and be inspired. the 2018 world architecture festival is held in amsterdam and comprises 5 key elements: the WAF awards; a thematic conference programme; an exhibition of award entries; sponsor and exhibitor stands; a series of networking/social events, as well as WAF fringe activities. INSIDE world festival of interiors runs alongside WAF, with its own awards and conference programme.

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