Vinata bamboo pavilion is located in the city center of Hanoi. Innumerable high-rise residential buildings are easy to be seen around the site. The pavilion was planned as a communal space in the garden of one serviced apartment. The site itself is surrounded by 4 tall buildings and the bamboo structure was planned with plenty of greeneries as expected to give a peaceful atmosphere in highly dense urban area.
▼竹亭外观，exterior view of the bamboo pavilion ©️Hiroyuki Oki
Identically shaped bamboo units gradually grows, it gives an excellent contrast with large opening space at the end. It will be used as a social gathering place in the future. The structure is recognisable by pedestrians on the street since its large opening faces to street.
▼竹亭沿街外观，朝向街道的大开口使得竹亭在街道环境中脱颖而出，the street view, the structure is recognizable by pedestrians on the street since its large opening faces to street ©️Hiroyuki Oki
Span of 38m pavilion welcomes guests at the entrance of the site. Guests can access the pavilion from the lobby where they can enjoy the view of the garden and the pool. Bamboo structure and bougainvillea hedge was created as a gentle boundary between parking space and semi-private garden.
▼从停车场看竹亭，竹结构和九重葛树篱在停车场和半私密花园之间设立了一个温和的边界，exterior view from the parking space, bamboo structure and bougainvillea hedge are created as a gentle boundary between parking space and semi-private garden ©️Hiroyuki Oki
▼公寓大堂方向的竹亭入口，从大堂可以通过小路进入竹亭，the entrance of the bamboo pavilion at the lobby side, guests can access the pavilion from the lobby ©️Hiroyuki Oki
The pavilion is comprised of 14 modules and each one of them is shaped in the combination of two hyperbolic shell structures. The thin bamboo (Tam Vong), which measured only 40 – 50 mm in diameters, are assembled by bamboo dowel nail and tightened by rope. Bamboo structure creates the shadows and it continues to corridor. Gently curved thatched roof (225 sqm) protects guests from the strong sunlight in the tall building area.
▼竹亭局部，竹亭由细竹管和茅草屋顶组成，part of the bamboo pavilion which is made of thin bamboo and thatched roof ©️Hiroyuki Oki
▼从停车场看竹亭西北侧的休息区，竹亭坐落于绿意之中，seating area at the north-west side of the bamboo pavilion viewing from the parking space, bamboo pavilion is planned with plenty of greeneries ©️Hiroyuki Oki
▼竹亭局部，竹亭在西北方向略微向内弯曲，为住户提供一个不受强光照射的休息区，part of the bamboo pavilion which is gently curved at the north-west side to protect guests from the strong sunlight in the tall building area ©️Hiroyuki Oki
▼竹亭内部，每个组成竹亭的模块由两个双曲贝壳状结构构成，竹管由竹制枣合钉组装后用绳子紧固，interior space of the bamboo pavilion, each module is shaped in the combination of two hyperbolic shell structures, assembled by bamboo dowel nail and tightened by rope ©️Hiroyuki Oki
Bamboo pavilion not only provides relax atmosphere to the residents but it is also a landmark of surroundings which is highly dense area of Hanoi moreover it contributes important awareness of environment with nature to inhabitants in the city.
▼竹亭夜景，night view ©️Hiroyuki Oki
Status: Completion 04.2018
Location: 289 Khuat Duy Tien, Trung Hoa, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam
Site area: 825 m2
GFA: 225 m2
Client: TAISEI CORPORATION + Daiwa House Industry Company, Limited
Office credit: VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects)
Principal architects: Vo Trong Nghia + Takashi Niwa
Design Team : Koji Yamamoto
Contractor: VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects)
Photographs : Hiroyuki Oki