VTN Architects has designed the Grand World Phu Quoc Welcome Centre on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.
This project is the welcome centre of the Grand World Phu Quoc master plan, which is the centre of the massive Phu Quoc United Centre.
The lotus and the bronze drum – two traditional Vietnamese symbols – are sculpted into the dense layers of the bamboo grid, expressing the traditional Vietnamese cultures.
Ecologically, the project is energy efficient, using natural and low-cost sustainable material (in design and in construction), using only ropes and bamboo pins to connect bamboo culms together.
No artificial air conditioning is used and artificial lighting is minimised to only be used during nighttime. The welcome centre is surrounded by an artificial pond that functions as a natural air-conditioner. Making use of the pond is essential concerning the hot weather during the summer on Phu Quoc Island.
Architect: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Project: Grand World Phu Quoc Welcome Centre