Bioclimatic apartment buildings – VIETNAM

Construction of 3 apartment blocks, a community house and a market with an architecture adapted to the tropical climate (ventilated double roof, solar protections, apartment with 2 frontages, natural ventilation). 18 types of apartments (32 to 55 m2) come with a minimum level of interior finishing (for reducing the cost of construction), the basic urban services (water, electricity, addressing, sewers, parking) and offer opportunities for further progressive extensions (balconies, mezzanines) to double the living space of the apartments. Open living spaces were designed to promote sociability near (walkways and steps) showing the usual pattern of streets and alleys adjacent neighborhoods.

Project Management: Belgian Technical Cooperation,

Client: World Bank, HCMC people’s committee

Collaboration: Villes in Transition – VeT VN

Photographies: T3 & Oi Vietnam Magazine – Ngoc Tran