Bac Ninh province is a traditional agricultural area that is currently developing to an industrial zone in Northern Vietnam. This development has led the city to plan a new urban area next to the old city.
The government is aiming to transform this city to an energy efficient and green city. The new city hall project proposal is perceived as the new symbol of the city, which unites both greenery and culture together.
Located at the center of the new urban area, the city hall sits adjacent to a park with flat terrain. The city hall is designed as a vertical park to provide greener landscape for the city.
It is comprised of two buildings that are leaning towards each other, representing mutual respect between the government and citizen. The first tower accommodates government office whereas the second tower houses the citizen center and the party office.
They are linked by the towers’ cultural base, which accommodates facilities such as cultural hall and other cultural-related activities. Apart from that, an observation deck on the highest floor is provided for the citizens to enjoy the beautiful landscape of their city.
The proposal is conceived as the catalyst for the future green development of Bac Ninh City. Source by Vo Trong Nghia Architects.
- Location: Bac Ninh City, Bac Ninh province, Vietnam
- Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
- Principal architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Takashi Niwa
- Project Team: Nguyen Viet Hung, Nguyen Hong Hanh, Nguyen Minh Khuong, Minori Sakai
- Site area: 7 ha
- GFA: 36,000 m2
- Client: Bac Ninh City
- Year: 2016
- Images: Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Article by Marco Rinaldi