VTN Architects Designs Hotel with Cascading Greenery for Narrow Site in Vietnam

VTN Architects has released their design for the Chic-Land Hotel currently under construction in Da Nang, Vietnam. Located opposite the beach, the site offers excellent views to the east—but is constrained by the fact that it is only 15 meters wide. With this in mind, the designers opted for a 21-story building, offering 129 rooms with balconies shaded by a cascade of plants.
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The plants included in the design were carefully chosen to thrive in the seaside conditions while also providing adequate shade to the balconies and allowing views outward. The architects describe how the key to the project was to incorporate the region’s “tropical essence” to enable the comfort of the guests.

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The entrance to the hotel comprises a double-height open space leading to a communal cafe on the ground level, with the hotel lobby above it on the first floor. At the roof level, guests will find another cafe with views to both the city and the sea, while a rooftop pool will offer panoramic sunrise views.

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The building, which has been shortlisted for a Leisure Led Development award by the World Architecture Festival is scheduled for completion in Spring of 2019.

Project information:

Architects: VTN Architects
Location: B4, 6 Võ Nguyên Giáp, Mân Thái, Sơn Trà, Đà Nẵng, Vietnam
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.
Client/Owner: CHIC-LAND JSCo.
Area: 10500.0 m2
Project Year: 2019

(Source: Archdaily)