Designed by Vo Trong Nhia Architects to provide flexible events spaces for local residents. Located on an artificial islet in the east of the city, the Diamond Island Community Hall will eventually comprise eight bamboo domes.
Two intricate bamboo domes form part of this community centre under construction in Ho Chi Minh City, by Vietnamese firm and bamboo exponent.
So far two of the 24 metre wide domes have their structural framework in place, creating a woven lattice made up of clusters of bamboo stalks. Vo Trong Nghia explained how he believes that bamboo is “the green steel of the 21st century”.“
I believe bamboo and laminated bamboo will replace other supplies,” he stated. “I hope numerous architects realise the possible of the materials and develop with bamboo a lot more and more.”
Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Architects: Vo Trong Nghia
Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki
Article by Marco Rinaldi