2019 shortlists

Star Engineers Factory and Administrative Building
by Studio VDGA

This 40,000 square-foot campus in Hanoi, Vietnam contains both offices and a factory for Star Engineers.

The project by Indian architecture studio Studio VDGA explores the rustic and discreet material palette aligning the client requirements to the site context. The building has a simple concrete form with a long colourful perforated metal screen adorned with greenery. The setup of adjoining corporate office and factory spaces involves a series of courtyards interwoven with the workspaces, which offer views of greenery and water. The building is divided into front and back bays. The front bay is connected to the factory floor, separated by a long brick wall, which also acts as the backdrop of the wooden reception desk. The cubicles and workspaces are partitioned using transparent glass, creating a sense that the spaces are interwoven whilst looking out onto the intermediate courtyards.

Architect: Studio VDGA
Project: Star Engineers Factory and Administrative Building
Shortlisted for: Business building

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