The Naman Retreat Conference Hall in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

The Naman Retreat Resort is a modern green resort complex that sits on 3.4ha in Vietnam’s Da Nang city. It features bungalows, hotels, villas and more amidst a plethora of amenities and facilities, some of which we’ve featured here on livin spaces.

Yet another component to the resort is this uniquely designed bamboo conference hall, crafted by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the designers responsible for a number of the notable building within the complex. Here’s a detailed look at the project via archdaily,


The conference hall is the first building of the resort’s facility that the guests can see when approaching from the reception zone. The hall can accommodate up to 300 people at once and can serve for different occasions such as conferences, lectures, concerts,  meetings etc. It is a rectangular shaped hall with an asymmetrical pitched roof. The vault bamboo structure gives the building an iconic and impressive look. The building consists of 2 parallel spaces; the closed hall and the open corridor. The exterior corridor serves as an outdoor lobby as well, welcoming the guests.

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The main bearing structure are the bamboo frames which overcome a span of 13,5 m in the hall and 4 m in the corridor with the roof height of 9,5m. The arch-like impression is created by the bent bamboo that are part of the main structure. Thanks to the positioning of the glass facade which is stepped backwards into the volume, 3 frames of the arch structure are in the exterior, opening the entrance as the space serves as a foyer to welcome the guests.

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There are 2 types of bamboo used in this building. For the straight columns the “Luong”bamboo was chosen for its strength and length that can reach up to 8m. For the arches the “Tam Vong’ bamboo was used thanks to its flexibility features. The design follows the features of each type to combine them in a most efficient way.

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The reason of using the bamboo as a main material came from the requirements of the clients who wanted to have a simple big open space to provide flexibility for different functions with the reasonable construction costs and fast construction schedule. The bamboo can deliver all of these features. Its is a local and affordable material and the construction time was very fast due to prefabrication of the frames on the ground. This construction method was proven to be very efficient and it provides better control over the construction.

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