Taking into account the high risk of flooding characterising the Mekong delta area, Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia
uses a traditional low cost material, bamboo, in the design of a number of his buildings, including the Water and Wind Bar
. The main structure is 10 m high in the middle and stands on a base measuring 15 m in diameter; it is made up of 48 bamboo
units treated to ensure durability. This is an ecological building made entirely out of bamboo, except for the base: a material that is easily found locally, woven together by the traditional method without using any additional elements (nails, cements, glass, etc.). The construction is destined to become a model
for other buildings, homes, classrooms, etc., which can be built quickly and dismantled in the event of flooding.
by Agnese Bifulco
: Vo Trong Nghia Co. Ltd.
: Vo Trong Nghia
: Binh Duong, Vietnam