[ThaiHaBooks] Vo Trong Nghia is an award-winning Vietnamese architect who is on a mission to transform Vietnam’s attitudes towards architecture and urban spaces through his sustainable and ‘green’ designs.
Known as a bamboo building master, Nghia has a penchant for intricate and environmentally-friendly buildings into which he integrates contemporary design with inexpensive, local materials and traditional skills.
His aim is to create affordable green architecture for the 21st century, whilst maintaining the essence of Asian architectural expression.
In the context of Vietnam’s rapid population growth and disappearing green spaces, Nghia is defending the need for open spaces, trying to bring much-needed greenery to the concrete, glass and steel that dominate the cityscapes.
Started in 2006, Vo Trong Nghia has been working for varieties of projects with environmentally friendly green architecture both in Vietnam and internationally.
Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ aim is to share our environmental practice more widely and at the same time to help improve urban environment in Vietnam.