the urban forest




BA, Ho Chi Minh University of Architecture



Locating in the center district of Saigon, the project aims to give a new form of Vietnamese cultural architecture, which is not rigid and monotonic as local contemporary communal centers, but is able to deliver two main cultural theses:

  1. - a dynamic and lively space showing the fast development of the modern urban.
  2. - a familiar and vernacular metaphor memorizing traditional architecture of Vietnam and unique features of the city.

The design tries to response to these theses on different scales: urban, architecture, interior and the interrelationship between them, by combining the modern technology with traditional elements.