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Green Good Design
Milan, Italy | 2015
Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Design Team: Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa, Marek Obtulovic, Nguyen Viet Hung, Nguyen Ba Tuong, Raffaello Rosselli, Dau Nhat Quang, and Hoang Quoc Bao
Client: VEFAC (Vietnam Exhibition and Fair Center) - representative of Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism
General Contractor: Proger SpA
Engineers: BMS Progett

Due to the economy development in the world, people are becoming rich and the standard of living is improving. On the other hand the majority of the population is also suffering from wars and poverty and it is seen increasing with the economic and social development of the society. There is a major motive to feed seven billion people in our planet, in the current world human beings have been falling in the trap of technology, city life and technology have made human beings disconnected from nature which has further lead to the mental disorders of society. In particular, there are many problems modern man is facing. People are deeply sunken to the Internet community which is threating their human spirit.

Our message through Vietnam Pavilion for the Milano Expo 2015 with the motto “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is to bring back the power of living for urban peoples by not only providing food for their body but also providing them positive and harmonic feeding for their minds which is an important human daily need as a food. Plants on buildings harmonize the living environment which positively affect human mind. Vietnamese cities, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City lose green areas which are decreasing to less than one square meter per citizen beside the economic development. As a counter proposal to the current situation, we want to share an approach to plant trees even on top of buildings by integrating it in the building design.

Bamboo is another construction material of this pavilion, bamboo has a very rich and strong relationship with the Vietnamese culture and life scene. The pavilion columns are cladded by bamboo which gives a texture to regain peace in the minds of the people and a symbol of tactile natural material in space. Twenty Vietnamese bamboo craftsmen who are educated through bamboo building projects installed the bamboo parts which show the Vietnamese spirit of manufacture.

vietnam pavilion in expo milano
vietnam pavilion in expo milano


Green Good Design
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