COMPANY

About

Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Founded in 2006, Vo Trong Nghia Architects is a leading architectural practice in Vietnam with offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. More than 40 international architects, engineers and staff work closely on cultural, residential and commercial projects worldwide.

By experimenting with light, wind and water, and by using natural and local materials, Vo Trong Nghia Architects employ a contemporary design vocabulary to explore new ways to create green architecture for the 21st century, whilst maintaining the essence of Asian architectural expression.

Vo Trong Nghia Architects are in strong collaboration with Wind and Water House JSC, a construction company specializing in green buildings construction, to realize designs of high quality in Vietnam.



Founding Partner

Vo Trong Nghia

Vo Trong Nghia studied architecture at the University of Tokyo before returning to Vietnam to establish Vo Trong Nghia Architects in 2006.

Through a series of the award winning projects, Nghia has developed sustainable architectural design by integrating inexpensive, local materials and traditional skills with contemporary aesthetics and modern methodologies.

Nghia has received numerous international prizes and honours including but not limited to; World Architecture Festival Award, ARCASIA award, WAN 21 for 21 Award and, FuturArc Green leadership Award. In 2012, he was selected as the Architect of the year in Vietnam.

Besides running his architectural practice, Nghia has continued to be involved in architecture at a grass roots level by teaching at the Nagoya Institute of Technology in 2011. Nghia is registered architect in Vietnam.



Partner

Takashi Niwa

Following studying architecture at the Tokyo Metropolitan University, Takashi Niwa has ten years' experience working in architectural practices in Japan, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Niwa joined Vo Trong Nghia Architects as a partner in 2010, and in the same year established the Hanoi office as its director. Niwa is a first class qualified architect in Japan.


Masaaki Iwamoto

Masaaki Iwamoto studied architecture at the University of Tokyo and Stuttgart University, Germany. In 2011, Iwamoto joined Vo Trong Nghia Architects as partner and director of the Ho Chi Minh City office and is responsible for projects in Vietnam and overseas. Iwamoto is a first class qualified architect in Japan.


Kosuke Nishijima

Kosuke Nishijima studied architecture at the University of Tokyo and the Technical University of Lisbon. In 2011, Nishijima joined Vo Trong Nghia Architects as a senior architect and has been leading several projects in Vietnam and overseas. Since 2014, Nishijima has been working as a partner of Vo Trong Nghia Architects.


Hidetoshi Sawa

Hidetoshi Sawa studied architecture at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Technische Universität München, Germany. Hidetoshi Sawa has five years' experience working in architectural practices as an independent architect in Japan. In 2014, Sawa joined Vo Trong Nghia Architects as a partner. Sawa is a first class qualified architect in Japan.



Staff List

Ho Chi Minh city office

Vo Trong Nghia
Masaaki Iwamoto
Kosuke Nishijima

Kuniko Onishi
Le Thanh Tan
Le Thi Anh Huyen
Nguyen Ai Thy
Nguyen Huu Son Duong
Nguyen Ngoc Thien Chuong
Nguyen Tat Dat
Nguyen Thi Ha Vi
So Adachi
Tran Thi Hang
Tran Quy Tien


Hanoi office

Vo Trong Nghia
Takashi Niwa

Bui Thanh Hien
Dau Nhat Quang
Do Minh Thai
Hoang Quoc Bao
Koji Yamamoto
Nghiem Dang Kieu Oanh
Ngo Thuy Duong
Nguyen Thi Thoa
Nguyen Van Thu
Nguyen Viet Hung
Tran Mai Phuong
Vu Van Hai
Ngo Doan Thanh
Mai Lan Chi
Marek Obtulovic
Minori Sakai
Nguyen Duc Trung




Awards

2014

  • Wallpaper* Design Awards, Best private house category, shortlisted / Binh Thanh House
  • Building of the year 2013 on Archdaily, Houses category winner / Binh Thanh House

2013

  • Architect of the Year 2012, Vietnam
  • Building of the year 2012 on Archdaily, House category winner / Stacking Green
  • World Architecture Festival, Hotel category Highly, commended / Kontum Indochine Café
  • World Architecture Festival, Villa category, Shortlisted / Stone House
  • World Architecture Festival, Civic and community category, shortlisted / Dailai Conference Hall
  • ARCASIA Award for Architecture, Honourable mention / Stacking Green
  • International Architecture Awards / Dailai Conference Hall
  • National Architectural Prize (Vietnam), 2nd Prize / Dailai Conference Hall
  • National Architectural Prize (Vietnam), Citation / Stone House
  • National Architectural Prize (Vietnam), Citation / Binh Duong school
  • National Architectural Prize (Vietnam), Team Award / Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • FuturArc Prize, Professional category 2nd Prize / Farming Kindergarten
  • FuturArc Green Leadership Award, Citation) / Dai Lai Conference Hall
  • FuturArc Green Leadership Award, Citation) / Low Cost House

2012

  • World Architecture Festival, School category winner / Binh Duong School
  • World Architecture Festival, House category winner / Stacking Green
  • International Architecture Awards / Stacking Green
  • Green Good Design / Stacking Green
  • Green Good Design / Bamboo Wing
  • World Architecture News 21 for 21 Awards, Winner
  • FuturArc Green Leadership Award, Winner / Bamboo Wing
  • FuturArc Green Leadership Award, Citation / Binh Duong School
  • FuturArc Green Leadership Award, Citation / Stacking Green
  • Vietnam Green Architecture Award / Bamboo Wing
  • Vietnam Green Architecture Award / Binh Duong School

2011

  • ARCASIA Award for Architecture / wNw Bar
  • International Architecture Awards / Bamboo Wing
  • Green Good Design / Vietnam Pavilion
  • FuturArc Green Leadership Award, Winner / wNw Bar
  • FuturArc Green Leadership Award, Citation / Vietnam Pavilion

2010

  • Green Good Design / wNw Bar

2009

  • International Architecture Awards / wNw Bar
  • International Architecture Awards / Trung Nguyen Coffee Culture Center
  • Global Holcim Awards Silver / Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture

2008

  • International Architecture Awards / wNw Café
  • Regional Holcim Awards Silver / Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture

2007

  • National Architect Prize of Vietnam Architecture Association, Second Prize
  • International Bamboo Building Design Competition, Second Prize
  • ARCASIA Award, Gold medal / Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture