Wind and Water Café, located amongst a lush tropical landscape, is one of the earliest experiments to use bamboo in a contemporary architectural expression.

With traditional processing methods of bamboo such as soaking in mud and smoking, bamboo demonstrate its outstanding characteristics of aesthetic, durability, ecology and cost efficiency as a building material.

wNw Café consists of thousands of culms of bamboo with minimum usage of steel. The roof, made by a combination of bamboo and steel tensile members, provides the voluminous space reaching a width of 12-meters without columns. Its V-shape was generated according to CFD analysis, aiming at maximizing the wind flowing into the building.

Status
Built in 03. 2006
Program
Cafe
Location
Binhduong, Vietnam
GFA
1,200 m2
Client
Wind and Water Company JSC
Contractor
Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Photographs
Hiroyuki Oki, Dinh Thu Thuy
Design credit
Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects)
Awards
International Architecture Awards, 2008
AR Awards for Emerging Architecture,15 Finalists, 2007
International bamboo building design competition, Category winner, 2007
International bamboo building design competition, Second prize, 2007