Wind and Water Bar is a purely bamboo structure located in the middle of an artificial lake, using the natural wind energy together with the cool water from the lake to make the natural air-ventilation. On the top of roof, there is a skylight with diameter of 1.5m having the function of exhausting the hot air inside the bar outside.
A structural bamboo arch system was designed for this dome; 10m high and spanning 15m across. The main frame is made by 48 prefabricated units, each of them is made of several bamboo elements bound together.
wNw bar has been built by local workers over a duration of 3 months. Because of energy saving during the construction as well in the operation, wNw bar seems to be born from nature, harmony with the nature and the return to the nature.
- Built in 01. 2008
- Binhduong, Vietnam
- Wind and Water Company JSC
- Nghiem Dinh Toan + Vo Trong Nghia Architects
- Hiroyuki Oki, Phan Quang
- Design credit
- Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects)
- ARCASIA Awards, Gold Medal, 2011
- FuturArc Green Leadership Award, Winner, 2011
- Green Good Design Award, 2010
- International Architecture Awards, 2009