Vo Trong Nghia

Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Vietnam

Vo Trong Nghia started his firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects in his homeland Vietnam in 2006 after spending ten years studying and working in Japan. The practice’s early projects were characterised by bamboo structures, the Wind and Water Café being the first of these. The design approach, combined with the bamboo treatment and construction brought him global awards and recognition. Several years later, Vo started working on green projects that utilise not only landscaped plants but also green facades and roofs, which work as a bio-skin for buildings. His aim is to rehabilitate the Vietnamese urban condition with greenery in order to reconnect humans with nature. His ‘House For Trees’ series continues to develop with this aim. Vo has received international prizes and honours including the AR House award, ARCASIA gold medal, and ‘Building of the Year’, FuturArc Green Leadership Award. The World Economic Forum also selected him as a ‘Young Global Leader’ in 2014.

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