Thien An Community PARK - Ho Viet Vinh Architect & Partners

THIEN AN HILL

COMMUNITY PARK represents the exchange process between communities coming to a new land to settle down and live. They bring a lot of knowledge, customs and ambitions to create a life in the new land. Community is the space for them to open up, exchange, learn and grow. The process of agglomeration, interference and experimentation between communities has molded a new character for the culture of the historic ancient capital.

The park recreates the process of community formation through 5 main spaces:

  • Meeting space;
  • Exchange space;
  • Agglomeration space;
  • Experimental space;
  • Performance space;

Each space has a form and function that is reproduced through each stage of the process of community and cultural exchange.

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Nestled quietly under the canopy of the coconut forest swaying in the gentle breeze, the simple house comes into existence thanks to the reflections of the dawn sunlight. The house has a simple modern look, inheriting the shape of a traditional house with 3 compartments and 2 wings, with a large veranda surrounding it. The veranda is a transitional space and acts as a climate regulator for the whole house. Not only that, but it is also a place where countless activities connect people with the surrounding open space. The rooms all open to the garden and the doorways pull the garden into its deepest recesses. The nuanced transitions of time and space also take place in the cut of this patio.

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Zen garden carries the breath of nature, located in the coniferous forest, receiving the morning sun, immersed in the coolness of the beach. People move in free space without being constrained by position and frame of reference. The displacement no longer depends on the inside, the lower, the high and the low. Heaven and earth, plants, flowers, people become one, each step carries the breath of the pure land.

Listenning to the rain patio
Shadow of Light
Breath of Stone
Reincarnation

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VIDE Front Facade
VIDE Section
VIDE Sketches

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Description

Exucuted in April 2020.

Styles

Lyrical Abstract

Technique

Acrylic on Canvas

Dimensions

100 Wx 100 H x 5 D cm

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Vinhho Biography

Ho Viet Vinh, a Vietnamese, graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1995 from the University of Architecture of Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam; he received the award for the creative design in the Final Year. He is a Registered Architect in Viet Nam and also a Registered Urban Planner in Ho Chi Minh city, as well as a Member of Association of Architects and Urban planners of Viet Nam. Ho Viet Vinh career began in 1995 when he did some competitions in Ho Chi Minh city. He becomes lecturer of Urban planning Department of University of Architecture in 1995. In 1998 He received second prize of international competition held by Summer workshop of Cergy Pontoise-France with subject “Ho Chi Minh city and Saigon river”. In 2005 He awarded special prize of international competition held by Summer workshop of Cergy Pontoise-France with subject “Can Gio Emotional city”. In 2010 he participated the International Visistor Leadership Program of USA in subject Sustainable Urban Planning. In 2015 He is choosen by Lebadang Creative Foundation to design the Lebadang Memory Space Museum in Hue.  It was at this time that He becomes Director of that Fund.

Next project | CAN GIO EMOTIONAL CITY

Can Gio Clam beach panorama-Photo by Vinhho

The aim is to improve the links between Can Gio and other provinces such as Vung Tau. As the city of Ho Chi Minh gets bigger, more and more infrastructures are needed and the ecology of Can Gio could get damaged. A special emphasis is put on developing the links with nearby beach resort of Vung Tau. First, through a network of speedboats and later with the construction of a tunnel under the sea. While the Jury found the tunnel proposal to be highly arguable, they do acknowledge that the previous approved masterplan does not make enough provision for improving these links. Team 4 made those links a central objective.

Can Gio Master Plan

Another axis of development displayed by the team is the diversification of tourism activities. These could include walks or boat trips through the mangrove but also farms visits, beach activities and visits to nearby provinces made easily accessible with the new links. A project of reclaiming land to create two artificial islands just off the coast at the eastern and western end was also put forward by the team. These islands would host diverse tourism activities.

These objectives will not be met unless the infrastructure is improved. A system of speed transportation needs to be implemented. It should respect the environment and limit the pollution and it will bring Can Gio closer to nearby development areas. Fresh water needs to be supplied for citizens and tourists. A water collection and recycling system should be used to make better use of a precious resource and to avoid pollution of the water. Construction of eco houses will counter-balance the development of infrastructure. All other means of transport will also be environmentally friendly.

The project aims at enhancing the quality of life of the inhabitants of Can Gio. This will be achieved by retaining the activities of farming, and along the beach and by upgrading them. Locals will be encouraged to join the services, trade and production activities in order to serve the needs of tourism. Local traditional activities will be increased so people who live in the forest or on the beach or river can share their way of life. Many public spaces and associated activities of leisure and entertainment will be created.

The south of Can Gio along the beach will be developed and will pay particular attention to maintain links from the forest to the sea. There will be 6 types of links: an agricultural production axis, a commercial axis, a festival axis, a handicraft village axis, a traditional market axis and a public space axis.

The ultimate goal of this proposal is to enhance people’s senses and emotion, thus creating an ‘emotional city’. Visitors and locals alike will be able to listen to the sound of the forest and to the sound of the beach They will enjoy spectacular views of the sea and of the forest. They will swim and touch the waves or touch the forest. They can smell the air of the sea and discover the complex fragrances of the mangrove. They can taste the local production of seafood from the river or from the sea. Their emotions will be enhanced by the history, the culture and the tradition of Can Gio.

Ho Viet Vinh – Leader Architect, Urban Planner
Pham Phu Cuong – Architect
Nguyen Hong Minh – Architect
Hoang Anh Tu – Architect, Urban Planner
Pham Anh Tuan – Architect, Urban Planner
Nguyen Anh Tuan – Architect, Landscape Architect

Team 4, being composed of Vietnamese professionals only, Leader by Architect Ho Viet Vinh, had very strong insights about the future of Can Gio. It set itself a number of objectives to be achieved through the development of Can Gio. These included the protection of the mangrove, including both the core and transition area, to make full use of the local production activities and to develop them, to protect the water from pollution from the Saigon-Dong Nai river and from the sea.

Team 4 was awarded a special mention by the Workshops of Cergy- Pontoise.

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Inspired by Professor Thai Kim Lan’s collection of more than 7000 ceramic artifacts recovered from the Perfume River, an idea was born to revitalize the artifacts to match their value. All ceramic products are born from the earth and mature through fire. The heat of the fire has hardened the earth to the test of time. Dark red painted steel will represent this tempering property. The contrasting pairs of hot-cold, hard-soft are applied in the language of placement to highlight the value of time and place.

PROJECT INFO

Type:Art Gallery
Year:2019
Location: Thai Kim Lan Garden house
Team:Ho Viet Vinh
Tran Thu Ha  

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Phu Doan Plaza in existing condition

Phu Doan Plaza at Committee Popular of Thua Thien Hue province (also called City Hall) is a lively and contemporary embodiment as a “Hue ancient capital”. Today the Plaza is an inclusive hub of Hue’s life outdoors but for decades this was not the case. Prior to renovation Plaza was an uninviting and inaccessible maze of raised and sunken terraces, hidden passageways, and gloomy malnourished trees. The opportunity for change raised the park, both physically and metaphorically, to the prominence of its location at the foot of Hue City Hall. The Plaza provides universal accessibility by bringing the entire site to street level, and encourages use throughout the day. The entire Plaza, with its generous lawn, interactive fountain, café, and ample seating amidst green groves of native plantings, are all built atop the nexus of Hue City center’s multi-modal transit system and acts as a connective gateway to all neighborhoods. The park functions as a 8.190 sq.m creating a welcome all-season spot for relaxation and public recreation.

Performing art in front of Hue City Hall
Art Light Performing at night
Outdoor Ampitheatre in front of Perfume River

Products

  • Landscape Forms
  • Granite Stone
  • Advanced Soil Technologies

Plant List:

  • Bombax ceiba
  • Asian palmyra palm
  • Laurus nobilis
  • Cinnamomum camphora

PROJECT INFO

Type:Public Realm
Year:2020
Location:Hue City, Thua Thien Province
Team:Ho Viet Vinh Ngo Hai Tan
Duong Thi Thanh Thanh
Nguyen Dinh Nhat Thu

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VOICES of NATURE

The melodious reverberation of the mountains and forests,

Clouds cover the rising sun,

I silently curled up in the wind,

Absorb the mist of the dawn light.

ÂM VANG NÚI RỪNG

Du dương vọng tiếng hoà ca rừng núi,

Mây ngập tràn che khuất mặt trời lên,

Ta lặng im cuộn mình trong làn gió,

Men hơi sương ngút ngọn ánh bình minh.

Ho Viet Vinh.Dallat-2021

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Lifestyle in marina has its own taste and the lifestyle at Marina Saigon Villa is special in the way you enjoy your own life. Even if you’ve never owned a yacht, you’ll easily join the club of hobby-loving descendants of nineteenth-century European aristocrats. Starting from the Marina with sparkling turquoise sails at the place of every villa, you manually control the yacht to satisfy conquering emotional moments.

Every time you step on the yacht, you will understand that time is never an issue for you to come to the trading center and stock exchange right in the heart of Saigon Trade Center.

  • After a few minutes on the yacht, you have touched your favorite golf club.
  • About 30 minutes to cross the Saigon River to enjoy the fresh air in Can Gio Unesco Biosphere Reserved and only that much time to go upstream to Cu Chi tunnels or anywhere you want to go.
  • Discover the beauty of the landscape of the vast river and sky.

PROJECT INFO

Type:Residential
Year:2015
Area:20 hectares
Location:District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Team:Ho Viet Vinh
Tran Thanh Hai
Nguyen Dinh Nhat Thu
Truong Anh Thu

Next project | Thien An Community PARK

THIEN AN HILL

COMMUNITY PARK represents the exchange process between communities coming to a new land to settle down and live. They bring a lot of knowledge, customs and ambitions to create a life in the new land. Community is the space for them to open up, exchange, learn and grow. The process of agglomeration, interference and experimentation between communities has molded a new character for the culture of the historic ancient capital.

The park recreates the process of community formation through 5 main spaces:

  • Meeting space;
  • Exchange space;
  • Agglomeration space;
  • Experimental space;
  • Performance space;

Each space has a form and function that is reproduced through each stage of the process of community and cultural exchange.

Next project | Majestic Hotel Renovation

Established by Hui-Bon-Hoa company (the owner was a Chinese-Vietnamese called Uncle Hoa).Situated right on the corner of Catinat Street (now Dong Khoi Street) and Quai de Belgique Street (now Ton Duc Thang Street). Carrying the then favorite baroque architecture style, the hotel became one of the most elegant and impressive buildings in Saigon after it was finished in 1925. Majestic had three stories and 44 bedrooms, according to a French architect’s original design.In 1948, the Indochina Tourism & Exhibition Department directed by French man Franchini Mathieu bought the ground and first floors of the hotel and rented 44 rooms in 30 years. The hotel was ranked five stars in 2007. Work on two new towers of the hotel on Nguyen Hue Street started in July 2011 to add 353 new rooms. Through a long time of using the space and modern equipment have distorted the value of the building. The task of designing and renovating is to create luxury and recall the feelings of the famous Indochinese architecture once in ancien Saigon.