PROJECT Naman Retreat the Babylon
ARCHITECT Vo Trong Nghia Architects
LOCATION Ngūñ Hành Sòn, Da Nang, Vietnam
PHOTO Hiroyuki Oki
Situated near the main road linking Danang City and Hoi An old town, the Naman Retreat Resort is designed to provide a relaxing atmosphere for the human senses.
The environmentally friendly resort provides a range of facilities and encourages guests to get involved in a variety of healthy activities, such as enjoying the spa, yoga and beach sports.
The resort blends harmoniously with the surroundings by integrating the natural vegetation with the building in addition to using natural and local materials such as stone and bamboo.
This creates an ideal atmosphere for relaxing and purifying the body and mind.
Located next to the resort entrance is the Babylon, a 3-storey hotel with 32 rooms which features vertical concrete screens on the building facades. Green vines are grown on the facades, resulting in a visually attractive landmark.
The green facades also reduce building heat gain by filtering direct sunlight into the building whilst allowing natural cross-ventilation.
The 5x15cm precast concrete screens are finished with a timber texture, providing natural colour as well as complementing the surrounding natural landscape.
The pool is both open and discreet, which provides a semi-private yet relaxing atmosphere in which guests can fully immerse themselves in the wonderful natural surroundings.
FOUNDED IN 2006, VO TRONG NGHIA ARCHITECTS (VTNA) IS A LEADING ARCHITECTURAL PRACTICE IN VIETNAM WITH OFFICES IN HO CHI MINH CITY AND HANOI. MORE THAN 60 INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTS, ENGINEERS AND STAFF WORK CLOSELY ON CULTURAL, RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROJECTS WORLDWIDE.
Sheraton Phu Quoc Resort, Phu Quoc, Vietnam, ongoing
Naman Retreat, Da Nang, Vietnam, 2015
House for trees, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2014
FPT University Ha Noi, Ha Noi, Vietnam, 2014
Son La Restaurant, Son La, Vietnam, 2014
Farming Kindergarten, Dong Nai, Vietnam, 2013
Stacking Green, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2011