Ninh Binh restaurant wins international architecture prize

By Long Nguyen   March 1, 2021 | 12:05 pm GMT+7
A restaurant just outside the Cuc Phuong National Park in the northern Ninh Binh Province has won the Grand Prize at the prestigious Yuan Ye Awards in China.
The 1,050-meter-square restaurant has a distinctive look thanks to its three-gabled circular roof. The biggest radius measures at around 18 m while the structure height stands at almost 16 m, making it the highest bamboo structure designed by VTN Architects so far.

Its 1,050-meter-square structure has a distinctive look thanks to its three-gabled circular roof made of bamboo. It stands almost 16 meters and has a radius of 18 meters at its widest.

It is a part of a resort that has 135 villas, five condotels, and eight bungalows.

It is part of a resort that has 135 villas, five condotels and eight bungalows.

The stepped roof, inspired by traditional architecture, is made of 36 modular frames.

The roof, inspired by traditional architecture, is made of 36 modular frames.

Thanks to the openness of the restaurant, the indoor and outdoor spaces are interconnected.

The openness causes the indoor and outdoor spaces to blend together.

The restaurant is located next to an artificial lake that functions as a natural air-conditioner. The lake is also reservoir storing rainwater and groundwater from the mountains, so it is utilized for irrigation of all plants on the 16.4 hectares site.

The restaurant is on the bank of an artificial lake that serves as a natural air-conditioner and a reservoir that stores rainwater running down the nearby mountains, which is used to irrigate the 16.4-hectare site.

The bamboo dome harmonizes with surrounding mountains and water.

The bamboo dome harmonizes with the surrounding mountains and water.

The restaurant at night. Started from 2010, Yuan Ye Awards 2021 attracted around 1,000 applicants from more than 20 countries, with nearly 300 experts and scholars joining in the jury committee.

The restaurant at night. Instituted in 2010, the Yuan Ye Awards this year attracted around 1,000 entries from more than 20 economies. The jury comprised nearly 300 experts and scholars.

Photos by Hiroyuki Oki

 
 
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