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.
- Built in 03. 2006
- Binhduong, Vietnam
- 1,200 m2
- Wind and Water Company JSC
- Vo Trong Nghia Architects
- Hiroyuki Oki, Dinh Thu Thuy
- Design credit
- Vo Trong Nghia
- 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