VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects)
Founded in 2006, Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects) is a leading architectural practice in Vietnam with offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. International architects, engineers and staff work closely on cultural, residential and commercial projects worldwide.
Based in Ho Chi Minh City, VTN Architects infuses its work with lushly planted walls, hanging vines, structure-piercing trees, weathered stones, and sunken landscapes. It also incorporates traditional Vietnamese building techniques, like complex bamboo trusses, perforated blocks, cooling water systems, shaded terraces, and thatched roofs. All these efforts are infused with a resolute vision: the creation of Green Architecture that merges nature, local vernacular, and — through modern materials and methods — contemporary design
By experimenting with light, wind and water, and by using natural and local materials, VTN employs a contemporary design vocabulary to explore new ways to create green architecture for the 21st century, whilst maintaining the essence of Asian architectural expression. The motto of VTN is “Greening the City” which VTN considers the most effective method for a Vietnamese city to become a sustainable city with happiness. The VTN’s building designs utilize trees and local materials while considering the harmonization between function and energy efficiency.
VTN works in strong collaboration with Wind and Water House JSC, a construction company specializing in green buildings construction, to realize designs of high quality in Vietnam.