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 60 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

Board of Manager

Vo Trong Nghia – General Director
Vo Thi Huong – Director

Ho Chi Minh city office

-Director / Partners
Masaaki Iwamoto
Kosuke Nishijima
Hidetoshi Sawa

-Architects
Inudoh Nobuhiro
Kuniko Onishi
Le Duoc Toan
Le Thanh Tan
Le Thanh Tung
Nguyen Ai Thy
Nguyen Duy Phuoc
Nguyen Huu Son Duong
Nguyen Ngoc Thien Chuong
Nguyen Quynh Han
Nguyen Tat Dat
Nguyen Van Thien
Pham Huu Hoang
So Adachi
Takahito Yamada
Tran Thi Hang
Tran Quy Tien

-Engineers
Lien Phuoc Huy Phuong
Nguyen Ky Luc

-Administrative & Accounting department
Bui Thi Xuan Quynh
Nguyen Thi Hoai
Nguyen Thi Ngoc Van
Nguyen Vy Thao
Pham Thi Ngoc Phuc
Pham Ngoc Anh
Tran Thi Ngoc Lien

Hanoi office

-Director / Partners
Takashi Niwa

-Architects
Dao Sy Dung
Do Minh Thai
Hoang Quoc Bao
Koji Yamamoto
Mai Lan Chi
Marek Obtulovic
Minori Sakai
Ngo Thuy Duong
Nghiem Dang Kieu Oanh
Nguyen Duc Trung
Nguyen Thi Thoa
Nguyen Van Thu
Nguyen Viet Hung
Tran Mai Phuong

-Engineers
Tran Thanh Tung
Dang Xuan Dung

-Administrative & Accounting department
Bui Thanh Hien
Pham Thanh Lan
TK

Awards

2014

  • World Architecture Festival (WAF) / Winner for “House” category / House for trees
  • World Architecture Festival (WAF) / Winner for “Hotel&Leisure” category / Son La Restaurant
  • World Architecture Festival (WAF) / Winner for “Future Projects Education” category / FPT Technology Building
  • World Architecture Festival (WAF) /Shortlist / Binh Thanh House
  • World Architecture Festival (WAF) /Shortlist / Farming Kindergarten
  • World Architecture Festival (WAF) /Shortlist / Factory Office Renovation
  • World Architecture Festival (WAF) /Shortlist / The Cam An Communal House
  • IAA (International Architecture Awards) / Kontum Indochine Cafe
  • AR House Award / winner / House for trees
  • ARCASIA 2014 / Building of the year / Dailai Bamboo Complex
  • ARCASIA 2014 / Gold Medal for category “Resort Building”/ Dailai Bamboo Complex
  • Green Good Design / Kontum Indochine Cafe
  • Green Good Design / Stone House
  • Green Good Design / Binh Thanh House
  • Green Good Design / Dailai Conference Hall
  • National Architectural Prize (Vietnam), Green Architecture / Stone House
  • National Architectural Prize (Vietnam), Green Architecture / Kontum Indochine Wedding
  • Building of the year 2013 on Archdaily, Houses category winner / Binh Thanh House
  • 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