VTN architects (vo trong nghia architects) has designed educational center for viettel — vietnam’s largest mobile network operator. the complex is located 30 kilometers (19 miles) outside of central hanoi, and joins a concrete office building that was also designed by VTN for viettel. the brick buildings provide short-term accommodation and training courses for the company’s staff, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
all images by hiroyuki oki, courtesy of VTN architects

 

 

constructed from locally sourced red bricks, VTN architects’ design comprises 12 blocks that contain classrooms, meeting rooms, halls, and offices. viettel’s educational center forms part of a larger campus named hoa lac hi-tech park, which remains readily accessible from the nearby residential communities. the site’s main blocks are four to five storeys, with the remainder two to three storeys high. these volumes are surrounded by an overflow pool, which meanders through the complex in order to help regulate its microclimate.

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
the design comprises 12 blocks constructed from locally sourced red bricks

 

 

the blocks are linked by corridors, ramps, and staircases, which are connected at different levels. doubling as an additional circulation route, a lightweight concrete roof covers the majority of the site’s semi-outdoor spaces, protecting staff from the hot sun and tropical climate. meanwhile, an integrated garden system provides space for trainees to relax and congregate outdoors, with roof terraces providing additional outdoor space.

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
a lightweight concrete roof covers the majority of the site’s semi-outdoor spaces

 

 

the first floor garden system is arranged alternately among the blocks, creating a friendly atmosphere for trainees and bringing them closer to nature. roof gardens on different floors form a series of hanging gardens that provides students a relaxing space for interaction during breaks. see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here.

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
new trees populate the scheme

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
the volumes top out at different heights

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
the complex is located 30 kilometers (19 miles) outside of central hanoi

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
an overflow pool meanders through the complex in order to help regulate its microclimate

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
internal spaces are filled with natural light

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
the concrete roofs double as circulation routes

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
an integrated garden system provides space for trainees to relax and congregate outdoors

VTN architects viettel academy educational centre
see designboom’s previous coverage of the project here

 

 

project info:

 

name: viettel academy educational centre
architect firm: VTN architects (vo trong nghia architects)
principal architect: vo trong nghia
design team: ngo thuy duong, do minh thai, do huu tam
client: viettel corporation
contractor: delta corp
status: complete
program: education facility
location: thach that, hanoi, vietnam
site area: 9,026 sqm (97,155 sqf)
GFA: 2,651 sqm (28,535 sqf)
courtesy of image: VTN architects (vo trong nghia architects), hiroyuki oki